24 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

24 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 2 nights
5
Ehrwald, Austria
— 1 night
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
11
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Vienna (Judisches Museum der Stadt Wien), and steep yourself in history at Freyung.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Vienna. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, explore the world behind art at DomQuartier Salzburg, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thenget great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

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Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with The Reds Schischule Westendorf, raise your glass at ALPENIGLU Dorf, look for all kinds of wild species at Filzalmsee, thenget outside with Hohe Salve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alpinolino Westendorf. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kaiserklamm, identify plant and animal life at Kundler Klamm, thenhit the slopes at Element3 Ski School, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alpenhaus am Kitzbueheler Horn.

Find out how to plan Kitzbuhel trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Ehrwald.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Westendorf, Brixen im Thale, Kundler Klamm, Hohe Salve, Kaiserklamm
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Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm
Filzalmsee ©
Filzalmsee
Kaiserklamm ©
Kaiserklamm

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Ehrwald, Austria

Ehrwald ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get outside with Ehrwalder Almbahn, trek along Wasserfall-Erlebnisweg Ehrwald, identify plant and animal life at Ehrwalder Almsee, glide through the air with FlyTeam - Grubigstein, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Fernsteinsee, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hochfeldernalm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Ehrwald trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Ehrwald in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Ehrwald

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

FlyTeam - Grubigstein, Fernsteinsee
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Hochfeldernalm ©
Hochfeldernalm
FlyTeam - Grubigstein ©
FlyTeam - Grubigstein
Ehrwalder Almsee ©
Ehrwalder Almsee

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 30th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, take in the dramatic scenery at Wasserfall Hart, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach, stroll through Wiedersbergerhornbahn, thenget to know the fascinating history of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche. Keep things going the next day: walk around Karwendel Nature Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee, thenhit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Klettersteig Innsbruck.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ehrwald to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Alpbach, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Stadtpfarrkirche, Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, Zillertaler Hohenstrasse
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Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden ©
Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach ©
Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, wander the streets of Haidhausen, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, thentake a stroll through Schwabing, and finally explore the activities along English Garden. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenview the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munich road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

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

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, contemplate the long history of Fortress Marienberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Neumuenster, thenstep into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, thenadmire the striking features of St. Kilian Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), wander the streets of Altstadt, thensteep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rothenburg trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Rothenburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Neumuenster
Neumuenster

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, visit Berlin Racing Bikes, head outdoors with Der Vertikale Garten im Dussmann-Haus, thentake a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, thenappreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, thenexplore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the streets of Reeperbahn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Alter Elbtunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), thenhead outdoors with Travemunde, thenstop by Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lubeck Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamburg vacation builder tool.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lubeck, Wildpark Schwarze Berge, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)
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Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Visit Eltz Castle and Reichsburg Cochem for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun) and Mosel Radweg (in Koblenz). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and make a trip to KolnTriangle.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne route planning app.

Fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Reichsburg Cochem, Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun, Mosel Radweg, Eltz Castle
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle

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