9 days in Germany, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

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Villach, Austria
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Spittal an der Drau, Austria
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Bischofshofen, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
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Pragraten, Austria
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Munich, Germany
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Augsburg, Germany
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Ulm, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Mannheim, Germany
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Mainz, Germany
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Bonn, Germany
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Aachen, Germany
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Liege, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Villach, Austria

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. On the 11th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at ATRIO Villach and then head outdoors with Villacher Alpenstraße.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Villach holiday website.

Venice, Italy to Villach is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Villach at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Spittal an der Drau.
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Spittal an der Drau, Austria

Spittal an der Drau is a town in the western part of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Museum Fuer Volkskultur - Schloss Porcia.

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Traveling by car from Villach to Spittal an der Drau takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bischofshofen.
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Bischofshofen, Austria — 1 night

Bischofshofen is a town in the district of St. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bischofshofen vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Spittal an der Drau to Bischofshofen takes 1.5 hours. August in Bischofshofen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Salzburg on the 12th (Mon).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg holiday builder tool.

Drive from Bischofshofen to Salzburg in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pragraten.
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Pragraten, Austria

On the 13th (Tue), get outside with Kletterpark Grossvenediger.

Before you visit Pragraten, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Pragraten takes 3 hours. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
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You can drive from Pragraten to Munich in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Augsburg.
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Augsburg, Germany

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Augsburg Town Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter am Perlach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), then take a stroll through Fuggerei, and finally examine the collection at Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Augsburg tour builder site.

Drive from Munich to Augsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ulm.
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Ulm, Germany — 1 night

Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Ulmer Rathaus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ulm online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Ulm takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ulm to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany — 1 night

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mannheim online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Mannheim in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Mannheim, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mainz.
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Mainz, Germany

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Markt, then examine the collection at Gutenberg Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche).

Plan trip to Mainz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Mannheim to Mainz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bonn.
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Bonn, Germany — 1 night

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bonner Munster.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bonn trip builder site.

You can drive from Mainz to Bonn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Bonn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aachen.
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Aachen, Germany

City of Water

Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 17th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Puppenbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aachen holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Bonn to Aachen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Aachen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 1 day

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Montagne de Bueren.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Liege visit site.

You can drive from Aachen to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leuven.
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Leuven, Belgium — 1 day

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, make a trip to Groot Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Town Hall (Stadhuis), then admire the landmark architecture of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Market Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leuven road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Leuven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Leuven are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Leuven to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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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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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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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