14 days in Austria, Germany & Holland Itinerary

14 days in Austria, Germany & Holland Itinerary

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14 days in Austria, Germany & Holland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + train:  12​h
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then explore the activities along Kaltwassersee, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and then stroll through Badestrand Achensee Nord.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck vacation planner.

Montreal, Canada to Innsbruck is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Innsbruck, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kaltwassersee, Badestrand Achensee Nord
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Schloss Linderhof and Nymphenburg Palace will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Step out of Munich to go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and see Partnachklamm, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich journey app .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Partnachklamm, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and Chapel of St. Virgil are in your itinerary. MuseumsQuartier Wien and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Anne Frank House. Get some historical perspective at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Vienna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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