8 days in Bavaria & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Munich — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Munich is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in March; daily highs in Munich reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen — 1 night

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 15th (Wed), sample some tasty brews at All Things Garmisch - Day Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

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You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Stuttgart — 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, explore the galleries of Staatsgalerie, then see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and finally stop by Bokks Deux.

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Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Stuttgart takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
Museums · Shopping
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Rothenburg — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jakobskirche, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), visit Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion.

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You can drive from Stuttgart to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Wurzburg — 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at Gastefuhrer Dr. Markus Frankl, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Wurzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Bavaria travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.