15 days in Germany, Salzburg & Vienna Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Salzburg & Vienna Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip maker app.

Indianapolis, USA to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Munich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, expect Munich to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Roncalliplatz Model of Spire, find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cologne day trip planning site.

You can fly from Munich to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

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.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, then walk around Planten un Blomen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Townhall. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamburg online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Leipzig, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Paris

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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Capa Haus, see the interesting displays at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, don't miss a visit to Market Square (Markt), steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then get engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Neues Bach-Denkmal. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Leipzig, admire the striking features of Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, then admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, then appreciate the history behind Volkerschlachtdenkmal, and finally admire the local landmark of Mendebrunnen.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leipzig holiday planning app.

Drive from Hamburg to Leipzig in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planning app.

Take a train from Leipzig to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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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 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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Germany travel guide

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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

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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.