12 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Jeddah

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Munich, Germany

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Deutsches Museum and English Garden. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Munich. In December, Munich is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Bring the kids along to Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Tue), get outside with Bogenschiessen Oberweissbach and then hit the slopes at Buchensteinwand Ski Area. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Museum St Johann in Tirol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol, then admire the natural beauty at Alpenblumengarten, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Liebfrauenkirche.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Salzburg in December, expect Zell am See to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze and then get outside with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

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Traveling by car from Zell am See to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zell am See in December, you will find days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are somewhat warmer (6°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

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.