20 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

20 days in Austria & Germany Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Vienna is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Vienna reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Innsbruck.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, get your game on at Bergisel Ski Jump, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then explore the activities along Achensee.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip website.

Getting from Vienna to Innsbruck by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Gollinger Wasserfall in Golling an der Salzach, approximately Golling an der Salzach away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and make a trip to Mirabell Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dresden.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Dresden, Germany — 1 night

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, and then get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dresden holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Dresden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and then walk around Planten un Blomen.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamburg planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.