12 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

12 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Werfen, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
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Krimml, Austria
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria

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.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for slightly colder days in Vienna, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and The Eagle's Nest. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Berchtesgaden (Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden & Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg) and Konigssee (in Schoenau am Koenigssee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take a stroll through Steingasse, and examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Werfen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Werfen, Austria

Werfen is a market town in the district of St. Eisriesenwelt has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Werfen trip site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Werfen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Werfen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Zell am See.

Things to do in Werfen

Parks · Nature
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Zell am See, Austria

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.
You've now added Grossglockner High Alpine Road to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See online travel planner.

You can drive from Werfen to Zell am See in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Krimml.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Krimml, Austria

Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krimml journey app.

Drive from Zell am See to Krimml in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Krimml are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Krimml

Parks · Nature
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've now added Town Tower (Stadtturm) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Krimml to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald as well as Eibsee. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Schloss Neuschwanstein as well as Schloss Hohenschwangau. On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, then make a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fussen day trip planning website.

You can drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Fussen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You've now added Badestrand Hallstatt to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Hallstatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

Salzburg Region travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Historic Sites · Gardens
Salzburg Region, known as Salzburgerland, sits in the heart of Austria, but has a distinct culture and history that sets it apart from the rest of the country. Due to centuries as an independent Prince-Bishopric, this area stretching along the Salzach River offers different traditions for tourists to explore. Icons of high culture--including Mozart, the Salzburg Festival, and the play "Everyman"--draw visitors, as do rural Alpine lakes and Europe's highest waterfalls. Like other parts of Austria, this region offers a plethora of urban entertainment, historical sites, and outdoor activities.

Tirol travel guide

4.1
Ski Areas · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Land of the Mountains
A region offering some of the country's best skiing and hiking, Tirol serves as a window into Austrian mountain culture. This rugged area was once known as the Land of the Mountains for its many peaks, but it also boasts beautiful valleys, lakes, and rivers. Home to some competitions of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Tirol draws visitors to these same resorts today. Interact with Tiroleans, as the people of this province are called, who love their traditional food and clothing. In fact, you may even see men sporting lederhosen at one of the region's towns or famous mountainside resorts.

Bavaria travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.