20 days in Germany, Austria & Prague Itinerary

20 days in Germany, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
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Vienna, Austria
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Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You've added Frankfurt Christmas Market, Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), Iron Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historischer Marktplatz, look for gifts at Bitter & Zart, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, then take in the views from Iron Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally mix with locals at Frankfurt Christmas Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Frankfurt itinerary website.

Hong Kong, China to Frankfurt is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. In December, Frankfurt is cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
You've added Nuremberg Palace of Justice, Handwerkerhof, Nuremberg Christmas Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, don't miss a visit to Women's Tower, look for gifts at Handwerkerhof, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, and finally mix with locals at Nuremberg Christmas Market.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online trip maker.

Getting from Nuremberg to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
You've now added St. Stephen's Cathedral to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, examine the collection at Hofburg, and don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz.

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Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarre St. Wolfgang. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 4th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Asamkirche, Viktualienmarkt and Munich Residenz. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then contemplate the long history of Asamkirche.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich trip builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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