15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Europe itinerary planner

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Fly to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Drive to Munich
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Munich, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Gengenbach, Germany
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Munich, Germany

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary maker tool.

Washington, USA to Munich is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in June, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 52°F. You'll set off for Innsbruck on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarre St Notburga in Eben Und Notburga Museum, then explore the activities along Achensee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Sankt Virgil, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally fly down the slopes at Rosshutte.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planning site.

Drive from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Werfen to see Eisriesenwelt about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online journey planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gengenbach.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Gengenbach, Germany

— 3 nights
Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. Venture out of the city with trips to Gutach im Schwarzwald (Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof & Rodelbahn Gutach), Weltgrosste Kuckucksuhr (in Schonach) and Triberg (House of 1000 Clocks, Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum), &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historische Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Klosterkirche St. Christopherus und Loretokapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, and make a trip to Gengenbach Town Hall.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gengenbach online day trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Gengenbach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Gengenbach can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Grindelwald.

Things to do in Gengenbach

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Wengen to see Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald vacation maker app.

Getting from Gengenbach to Grindelwald by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums