15 days in Austria, Germany & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna journey builder tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Vienna is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: highs in Vienna hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg visit planning tool.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour builder tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.