12 days in Paris, Germany & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Germany & Austria Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Germany & Austria Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Rust, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower and then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Paris and then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website .

Fly from Hamburg to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Rust.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 23rd (Tue), find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rust trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Rust in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rust are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, admire all the interesting features of Allianz Arena, and then walk around English Garden. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary app .

Drive from Rust to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Munich when traveling from Rust in July, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the historical opulence of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip planning tool .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and Rathaus. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

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