17 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

17 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Alpbach, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Matrei in Osttirol, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

2
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.
Visiting Copa Beach and Donauinsel will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and identify plant and animal life at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online tour planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Vienna is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Philadelphia to Vienna, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Seefeld in Tirol.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

Seefeld in Tirol ©
On the 2nd (Tue), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hinterriss-Eng, then identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ehrwalder Almsee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Karwendel Nature Park, then stroll through Stubai Tree House Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Greifvogelpark, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rosengartenschlucht.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seefeld in Tirol day trip tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Seefeld in Tirol in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect Seefeld in Tirol to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alpbach.

Things to do in Seefeld in Tirol

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Innsbruck, Stubai Tree House Trail, Rosengartenschlucht, Greifvogelpark
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Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng
Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden ©
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
nights
Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach ©
Alpbach is a town in western Austria in the state of Tyrol.HistoryThe earliest written record of the name Alpbach comes from 1150, although human settlement is known to have begun there before and around the year 1000, and a bronze axe found at Steinberger Joch in 1860 suggests that the route was already in use in the Hallstatt period.Christianity was first brought to the region in the 7th and 8th centuries by Irish and Scottish monks, and the patron saint of the parish church is in fact St. On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Achensee Nord, then hike along Kaiserklamm, and then identify plant and animal life at Kundler Klamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenhaus am Kitzbueheler Horn, then identify plant and animal life at Alpinolino Westendorf, then look for all kinds of wild species at Filzalmsee, and finally take a memorable drive along Zillertaler Hohenstrasse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alpbach trip builder tool .

Getting from Seefeld in Tirol to Alpbach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Alpbach, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Alpbach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Alpinolino Westendorf, Badestrand Achensee Nord, Kaiserklamm, Alpenhaus am Kitzbueheler Horn, Kundler Klamm
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Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm
Filzalmsee ©
Filzalmsee
Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord

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Matrei in Osttirol, Austria

Matrei in Osttirol ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Gletscherweg Innergschloss, look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Assling, then get outside with Kletterpark Grossvenediger, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Umbalfaelle, head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalser Glocknerstrasse.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Matrei in Osttirol trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Alpbach to Matrei in Osttirol takes 2 hours. Traveling from Alpbach in June, you will find days in Matrei in Osttirol are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Assling, Grossglockner, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Kalser Glocknerstrasse, Umbalfaelle
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Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Gletscherweg Innergschloss ©
Gletscherweg Innergschloss
Wildpark Assling ©
Wildpark Assling

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll around English Garden, stroll through Heidehaus, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally get outside with DAV Kletter- und Boulderzentrum. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

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

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, admire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally wander the streets of Altstadt. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planning website .

You can drive from Munich to Rothenburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Strandbad Muggelsee, then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then get outside with Strandbar Mitte, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then take a stroll through Savignyplatz, then head outdoors with Strandbad Wannsee, and finally head outdoors with Strandbad Tegeler See.

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Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Strandbad Muggelsee ©
Strandbad Muggelsee
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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