18 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

18 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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18 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Drive:  2​h
1
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Gosau, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kals am Grossglockner, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Alpbach, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
8
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Ulm, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Regensburg, Germany
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
12
Bamberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Wurzburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
End: Munich, Germany

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Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Eagle's Nest as well as Konigssee. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Konigssee, take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Andreas Church.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Berchtesgaden trip planner.

Munich to Berchtesgaden is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. February in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
The Eagle's Nest ©
The Eagle's Nest
St Andreas Church ©
St Andreas Church

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nights
Gosau, Austria

Gosau ©
You've now added Almsee to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Dachstein West, then contemplate the waterfront views at Almsee, and then explore the activities along Gosauseen.

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Getting from Berchtesgaden to Gosau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Gosau

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Almsee
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Gosauseen ©
Gosauseen
Dachstein West ©
Dachstein West
Almsee ©
Almsee

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night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town. On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and then go for a walk through Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hallstatt trip planner.

Hallstatt is very close to Gosau. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church

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day
Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kitzsteinhorn. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Kitzsteinhorn and then explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To find photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zell am See day trip site .

Getting from Hallstatt to Zell am See by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hall in Tirol.

Things to do in Zell am See

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kitzsteinhorn
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

1
night
Kals am Grossglockner, Austria

Kals am Grossglockner ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche St. Alban, then make a trip to Nationalparkhaus Matrei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kals am Grossglockner day trip tool .

Drive from Zell am See to Kals am Grossglockner in 1.5 hours. February in Kals am Grossglockner sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alpbach.

Things to do in Kals am Grossglockner

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol, Grossglockner
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Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei ©
Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei
Nationalparkhaus Matrei ©
Nationalparkhaus Matrei

2
nights
Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach ©
Alpbach is a town in western Austria in the state of Tyrol.HistoryThe earliest written record of the name Alpbach comes from 1150, although human settlement is known to have begun there before and around the year 1000, and a bronze axe found at Steinberger Joch in 1860 suggests that the route was already in use in the Hallstatt period.Christianity was first brought to the region in the 7th and 8th centuries by Irish and Scottish monks, and the patron saint of the parish church is in fact St. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Alpbach, step into the grandiose world of Kufstein Fortress, then fly down the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, and finally fly down the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alpbach online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kals am Grossglockner to Alpbach takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kals am Grossglockner in February: highs in Alpbach hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Alpbach

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Achensee, Alpbach, Kufstein Fortress, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Pro-Skischule
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SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Alpbach ©
Alpbach

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Innsbruck online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Alpbach to Innsbruck in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seefeld in Tirol.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) ©

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Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

Seefeld in Tirol ©
On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Rosshutte, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee, then make a trip to Parish Church Of St. Oswald, and finally stroll through Seefelder Jochbahn. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Schischule, then get outside with Cross Country Academy - Private Lessons, then explore the activities along Wildsee, and finally try to win big at Casino Seefeld.

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Traveling by car from Zell am See to Seefeld in Tirol takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Seefeld in Tirol sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Seefeld in Tirol

Fun & Games Casinos
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Casino Seefeld ©
Casino Seefeld

few
hours
Ulm, Germany

Ulm
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ulm trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seefeld in Tirol to Ulm takes 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ulm can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Regensburg.

Things to do in Ulm

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the views from Old Stone Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St Peter's.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Regensburg online route planner .

Getting from Ulm to Regensburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Regensburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg visit planner.

Getting from Regensburg to Nuremberg by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. February in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bamberg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

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nights
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Veste Coburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), explore the historical opulence of Altenburg, then contemplate the long history of Neue Residenz Bamberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bamberg sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Nuremberg to Bamberg by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. February in Bamberg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), Veste Coburg
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Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral

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Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Explore Wurzburg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Das Plonlein, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, get engrossed in the history at Fortress Marienberg, admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stationsweg Nikolausberg.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Wurzburg trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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