15 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

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15 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Seeschlacht. Bring the kids along to Hundertwasserhaus and Rathaus. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

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Stockholm, Sweden to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Vienna at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seeschlacht, Melk Abbey
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Hundertwasserhaus ©
Hundertwasserhaus
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Wasserwelt Wagrain and Oldtimer Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Fortress Hohensalzburg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Dachser Wasserfall (in Abtenau) and Schloss Goldegg (in Goldegg am See). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Anif Palace, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg sightseeing planner .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Goldegg, Oldtimer Museum, Anif Palace, Wasserwelt Wagrain, Dachser Wasserfall
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss  Goldegg ©
Schloss Goldegg
Wasserwelt Wagrain ©
Wasserwelt Wagrain

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and then examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Munich are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum

2
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Krippkirche St. Nikolaus and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planning app .

Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Krippkirche St. Nikolaus
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Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

1
night
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau travel route builder .

You can do a combination of train and car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Hohenschwangau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in July, expect nights in Hohenschwangau to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Museum of the Bavarian Kings ©
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Let the collections at Porsche Museum and Kainsbacher Getreidemuhle capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lemberg Castle and Evangelic St. Peter und Paul church. Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Frankfurt (Main Tower & Romer) and Mercedes-Benz Museum (in Stuttgart). There's more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town) and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Heidelberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hohenschwangau in July, with highs in Heidelberg at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Lemberg Castle, Kainsbacher Getreidemuhle, Evangelic St. Peter und Paul church
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Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Lemberg Castle ©
Lemberg Castle

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