11 days in Germany, Austria & Vaduz Itinerary

11 days in Germany, Austria & Vaduz Itinerary

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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
2
Leipzig, Germany
— 1 day
3
Magdeburg, Germany
— 1 night
4
Braunschweig, Germany
— 1 night
5
Hannover, Germany
— Few hours
6
Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
7
Luneburg, Germany
— Few hours
8
Hamburg, Germany
— Few hours
9
Lubeck, Germany
— 2 nights
10
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 day
11
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
12
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
13
Innsbruck, Austria
— Few hours
14
Kufstein, Austria
— 1 night
15
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche Dresden, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, make a trip to Procession of Princes, thentake an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), and finally appreciate the history behind Ernst Rietschel Denkmal.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden road trip tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Dresden is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in August: highs in Dresden hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes

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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Altes Rathaus, contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), thencontemplate the long history of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Michaeliskirche, and finally appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leipzig online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Magdeburg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites
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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) ©
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

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Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg ©
Long known as one of the most important urban centers of medieval Germany, Magdeburg today boasts both an impressive historical core and a booming tech industry.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Gruene Zitadelle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Magdeburger Dom, and then walk around Geschwister-Scholl-Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Magdeburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Leipzig to Magdeburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Braunschweig.

Things to do in Magdeburg

Historic Sites Parks
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Magdeburger Dom ©
Magdeburger Dom
Gruene Zitadelle ©
Gruene Zitadelle
Geschwister-Scholl-Park ©
Geschwister-Scholl-Park

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Braunschweig, Germany

Braunschweig ©
Steeped in centuries-long history, Braunschweig remains a fine example of a German medieval town in the region of Lower Saxony.
On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Happy Rizzi House, make a trip to Burgplatz Braunschweig, admire the masterpieces at Dankwarderode Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Brunswick Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Rathaus Braunschweig, and finally get outside with Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universitat Braunschweig.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Braunschweig trip planner.

Drive from Magdeburg to Braunschweig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Braunschweig are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Braunschweig

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Dankwarderode Castle ©
Dankwarderode Castle
Brunswick Cathedral ©
Brunswick Cathedral
St.Ägidien ©
St.Ägidien

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Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around Eilenriede - Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Herrenhaeuser Garten, and then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hannover online road trip planner.

Drive from Braunschweig to Hannover in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks
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Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten
The New Town Hall ©
The New Town Hall

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Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Bremer Rathaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), don't miss a visit to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, appreciate the history behind Der Bremer Roland, thendon't miss a visit to Marktplatz, and finally make a trip to Schnoor Viertel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bremen trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hannover to Bremen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bremen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Luneburg.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom)
Schnoor Viertel ©
Schnoor Viertel
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz

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hours
Luneburg, Germany

Luneburg ©
Lüneburg, also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. On the 13th (Thu), get great views at Luneburg Water Tower, contemplate the long history of Alter Kran, and then get a sense of history and politics at Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luneburg holiday builder app.

Traveling by train from Bremen to Luneburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Luneburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hamburg.

Things to do in Luneburg

Historic Sites
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Alter Kran ©
Alter Kran
Luneburg Water Tower ©
Luneburg Water Tower

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamburg online holiday planner.

You can drive from Luneburg to Hamburg in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lubeck.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Nature
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Port of Hamburg ©
Port of Hamburg
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

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Lubeck, Germany

Lubeck ©
Lubeck is the only northern German city with a largely intact medieval old town comparable to sites farther south.
On the 14th (Fri), wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), examine the collection at Holstentor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche, steep yourself in history at Buddenbrookhaus, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri zu Lubeck, and finally see the interesting displays at European Hansemuseum.

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Getting from Hamburg to Lubeck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lubeck are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Lubeck

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Travemuende
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Marienkirche ©
Marienkirche
Holstentor ©
Holstentor
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town), thenmake a trip to Elizabeth Gate, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lubeck to Heidelberg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, don't miss a visit to The Main Square, don't miss a visit to Bas-Relief to Josef Rheinberger, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Vaduz holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Vaduz in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gutenberg Castle
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Cathedral of St. Florin ©
Cathedral of St. Florin
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein ©
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

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Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
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.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau route maker tool.

You can drive from Vaduz to Schwangau in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Schwangau, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck and then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck road trip planning tool.

Getting from Schwangau to Innsbruck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Kufstein.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)

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Kufstein, Austria

Kufstein
Kufstein is a town in the Austrian state of Tyrol, the administrative seat of Kufstein District. You've now added Kufstein Fortress to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): go for a walk through Historischer Rundwanderweg Kufstein and then explore the historical opulence of Kufstein Fortress.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kufstein online trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Kufstein in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kufstein can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kufstein

Historic Sites
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Kufstein Fortress
Kufstein Fortress

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, explore the activities along Salzach River, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, thenexplore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), thencontemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip app.

Drive from Kufstein to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

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