16 days in Austria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Munich Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
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Kaprun, Austria
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 4 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: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in September, things will get colder in Vienna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Salzburg.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Innsbruck (Altstadt von Innsbruck, The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), &more), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Hallstatt (Hallstatter See & Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online trip maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Zell am See, Austria

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Zell am See sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Kaprun, Austria

— 1 night
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kaprun tour planner.

Kaprun is just a stone's throw from Zell am See. In October, daytime highs in Kaprun are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 3rd (Sun), trek along Hollentalklamm, sample some tasty brews at All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip website.

You can drive from Kaprun to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. In October in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

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Munich, Germany

— 4 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the activities along English Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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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.