12 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

12 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Werfen, Austria
— Few hours
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Zell am See, Austria
— Few hours
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Krimml, Austria
— Few hours
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— Few hours

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for slightly colder days in Vienna, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife · Museums · Tours
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Konigssee (in Schoenau am Koenigssee) and Berchtesgaden (The Eagle's Nest, Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and visit Steingasse.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Werfen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden, Konigssee
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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Werfen, Austria

Werfen ©
Werfen is a market town in the district of St. Eisriesenwelt has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Werfen trip site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Werfen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Werfen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Zell am See.

Things to do in Werfen

Nature · Parks
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Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt

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Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
You've now added Grossglockner High Alpine Road to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See online travel planner.

You can drive from Werfen to Zell am See in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Krimml.

Things to do in Zell am See

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road

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Krimml, Austria

Krimml ©
Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krimml journey app.

Drive from Zell am See to Krimml in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Krimml are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Krimml

Nature · Parks
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've now added Town Tower (Stadtturm) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Krimml to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald as well as Eibsee. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Schloss Linderhof, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, Eibsee
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald

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Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein as well as Schloss Hohenschwangau. On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, then make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fussen day trip planning website.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You've now added Badestrand Hallstatt to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Hallstatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife · Museums · Tours
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