23 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

23 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum and then take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, and finally steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

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Seville, Spain to Berlin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You will leave for Bonn on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Berlin

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Bonn, Germany

— 1 night

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bonn trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Bonn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Bonn, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Bonn

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
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You can drive from Bonn to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Side Trip

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Hamburg, Germany

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alter Elbtunnel and International Maritime Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Port of Hamburg and Alster. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, take a stroll through HafenCity, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Leipzig, Germany

— 1 night

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 (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church, don't miss a visit to Platz an der Thomasgasse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then get engrossed in the history at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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You can take a train from Hamburg to Leipzig in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. In July in Leipzig, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Hannover, Germany

— 1 night

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 9th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Horse Well, then meet the residents at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lindener Bergfriedhof, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historisches Museum Hannover.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hannover trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Leipzig to Hannover in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Hannover

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt and Town Walls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bamberg Altstadt and Bamberg Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Altes Rathaus (in Bamberg), Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) (in Rothenburg). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Egidien - Egidienkirche Nurnberg, and see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Nuremberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Munich, Germany

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rathaus-Glockenspiel and Nymphenburg Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Peter's Church and Starnberger See. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Georg Muenchen-Bogenhausen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation site.

Drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and finally steep yourself in history at Gstattentor. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg day trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Leopold Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary site.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Graz, Austria

— 2 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Stift Rein, then kick back and relax at Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Gemaltes Haus and then stroll through Well Welt Kumberg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Graz holiday app.

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Graz are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Graz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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.

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.