10 days in Austrian Alps & Germany Itinerary

10 days in Austrian Alps & Germany Itinerary

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Fly to Salzburg Airport, Drive to Heiligenblut
Heiligenblut, Austria
— 1 night
Krimml, Austria
— 1 night
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Trier, Germany
— 1 night
Bus to Luxembourg, Fly to Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights


Heiligenblut, Austria — 1 night

Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Heiligenblut travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Heiligenblut is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubai to Heiligenblut, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Heiligenblut hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Krimml.
Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Krimml, Austria — 1 night

Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Alpenwelt FelsenBAD&SPA and then take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krimml itinerary app.

You can drive from Heiligenblut to Krimml in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Krimml sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Nature · Parks · Spas
Side Trip

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettal Abbey, and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Zugspitze and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eibsee.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Krimml to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then make a trip to Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally look for gifts at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Trier.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Trier, Germany — 1 night

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Hauptmarkt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then explore the ancient world of Porta Nigra, and finally browse the different shops at Trier Galerie.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Trier attractions site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamburg.
Shopping · Historic Sites

Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Holstentor, wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), and then kick back and relax at Travemunde. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Jungfernstieg, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamburg route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Trier to Hamburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Hamburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Austrian Alps travel guide

Ski Areas · Castles · Historic Sites
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.

Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.