24 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nymphenburg Palace and Pilgrimage Church of Wies. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Altstadt von Fuessen and Munich Residenz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen) and Ettal Abbey (in Ettal). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten Muenchen-Nymphenburg, stroll the grounds of Westfriedhof, admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planning site.

Muscat, Oman to Munich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In April, Munich is colder than Muscat - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Untersberg and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Mirabell Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls of Nuremberg, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Kristall Palm Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg road trip planning website.

Drive from Salzburg to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trier.
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Trier, Germany — 2 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konstantinbasilika, then get a sense of history and politics at Kurfurstliches Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mathias Church. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, explore the historical opulence of Oberburg, then step into the grandiose world of Niederburg Manderscheid, and finally explore the activities along Gemuendener Maar.

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You can drive from Nuremberg to Trier in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.
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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 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gereon's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Melaten-Friedhof, visit Rheinau- hafen, then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alt St. Alban.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip planner.

Drive from Trier to Cologne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

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 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, then examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, then take a stroll through HafenCity, and finally kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg itinerary planner.

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Potsdam's Gardens. Neues Palais and Museumsdienst Berlin will appeal to history buffs. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Biosphere Potsdam). The adventure continues: stroll around Treptower Park, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Nicholas Quarter, and stop by Mitte.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, then get to know the fascinating history of Canaletto Blick, then stop by Neustadt, and finally engage your brain at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Schwedenlocher, then step into the grandiose world of Neurathen Castle, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kuhstall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dresden journey planner.

Drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ringstrasse and Kaisergruft. Visiting Wachau Valley and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau) and Durnstein (Durnstein Abbey & Burgruine Duernstein). There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

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You can fly from Dresden to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.
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