21 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

21 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

New York City, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Vienna, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6
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Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 30th (Sun), go for a walk through Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and finally don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kleines Matterhorn, make a trip to 5 Fingers, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, and finally stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt tour builder app.

You can drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Water Body
Hallstatter See
4.6
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Water Body
Gosauseen
4.8

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the next day, Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour planning site.

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Swarovski Kristallwelten
3.4
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Religious Site
Dom zu St. Jakob
4.5

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Science Museum
Deutsches Museum
4.2
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Water Body
English Garden
4.7
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Landmark
Marienplatz
4.7

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©

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 7th (Mon): stroll around Burggarten, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, then take in nature's colorful creations at Der Hofgarten, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rothenburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Rothenburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Würzburg Residence
4.7
Church
Neumuenster
4.6

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, admire the natural beauty at Stadtpark, make a trip to Altstadt, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally ponder the design of Minnesangerbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Rochusfriedhof, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then examine the collection at Toy Museum, then appreciate the history behind Gockelreiterbrunnen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip maker.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Basteigebiet, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, visit Elbufer Dresden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Hofkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at Albertinum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dresden driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger
4.8
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Art Museum
Albertinum
4.4

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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