19 days in Munich, Austria & Grainau Itinerary

19 days in Munich, Austria & Grainau Itinerary

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19 days in Munich, Austria & Grainau Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  15​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Grainau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Augustinerkeller, Munich Residenz, City Segway Tours Munich, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz and then join in the after-dark buzz at Augustinerkeller. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich road trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Munich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Munich to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Nightlife Tours
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Augustinerkeller ©
Augustinerkeller

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salzburger Altstadt and Schloss Hellbrunn. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and wander the streets of Steingasse.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, then go for a walk through Old Town, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, Pfarre St. Wolfgang
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Pfarre St. Wolfgang ©
Pfarre St. Wolfgang

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Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
You've now added Grossglockner High Alpine Road to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, then explore the activities along Lake Zell, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zell am See online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Zell am See takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Zell am See are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Zell Am See ©
Zell Am See

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip builder website .

You can take a train from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grainau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Grainau, Germany

Grainau ©
Grainau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. On the next day, stroll through Eibsee.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grainau travel planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Grainau takes 1.5 hours. In June in Grainau, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Grainau

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zugspitze, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Eibsee ©
Eibsee

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night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercedes-Benz Museum. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grainau to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mercedes-Benz Museum
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

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