15 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Zell am See, Austria
— 3 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Jeddah


Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Visiting Wallbergbahn and Roberto Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and BMW Headquarters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Starnberger See (in Starnberg), Strandbad Grieblinger (in Bad Wiessee) and Lake Tegernsee (in Tegernsee). The adventure continues: make a trip to Odeonsplatz, get outside with Strandbad St. Alban, see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten Muenchen-Nymphenburg.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Munich. In May, Munich is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 3 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Get in touch with nature at Breitachklamm and Garmisch-Classic. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wank Mountain and Alpseebad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Sennerei Lehern (in Hopferau), Fussen (Altstadt von Fuessen & Alatsee) and Mount Tegelberg (in Schwangau). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Laber, explore the striking landscape at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, head outdoors with Alpspitz, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nebelhorn.

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Drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Zell am See, Austria — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schmittenhohe and Liechtensteinklamm. Get outdoors at Großglockner National Park and Lake Zell. Change things up with a short trip to Gasteiner Hohenweg in Bad Hofgastein (about 58 minutes away). It doesn't end there: stop by Charisma Am Stadtplatz and relax and rejuvenate at Tauern Spa.

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Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zell am See takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Getreidegasse and Kapuzinerberg. Get outdoors at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (in Obertraun) and Hallstatt (Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, Hallstatt Lutheran Church, &more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at EUROPARK, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Alter Markt, and admire the local landmark of Residenzbrunnen.

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You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours
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Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.