10 days in Germany, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

10 days in Germany, Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Schwangau, Germany
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Gosau, Austria
Hallstatt, Austria
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): walk around English Garden and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

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Phoenix, USA to Munich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. In November, Munich is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, and finally stroll the grounds of Alter Friedhof.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Schwangau route maker site.

You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Schwangau sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
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Side Trips
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
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Getting from Schwangau to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. You'll set off for Gosau on the 20th (Sun).
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
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Gosau, Austria

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Gosau in 3 hours. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Hallstatt.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
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Hallstatt, Austria

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 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

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Hallstatt is just a stone's throw from Gosau. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
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Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

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.
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You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank.

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Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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

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.

Hungary travel guide

Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.