21 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

21 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 4 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Dorotheum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, don't miss a visit to Mariahilfer Strasse, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Vienna at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Hallstatt, Austria

— 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Visit Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area and Badestrand Hallstatt for some beach relaxation. Tostmann Trachten and Stift Admont are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Hallstatt side-trips: Puchheimer Au (in Attnang-Puchheim), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm (in Spital am Pyhrn). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad, look for all kinds of wild species at Langbathseen, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and enjoy the sand and surf at Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hallstatt driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Zell am See on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Zell am See, Austria

— 5 nights
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.
Visiting Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd and Grossglockner High Alpine Road will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris), Sinne Erlebnispark an der Asitz Mittelstation (in Leogang) and SportRudi (in Kirchberg). On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Gletscherweg Innergschloss. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Vitalpinum, stroll around Naturpark Riedingtal, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along Schattberg X-press.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zell am See trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Zell am See in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Zell am See are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

— 6 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.
Relax by the water at Strandbad Seeon and Alpseebad. Escape the urban bustle at English Garden and DIVESPORT. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip website.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Munich takes 2.5 hours. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Side Trips

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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.