12 days in Germany, Slovakia & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Germany, Slovakia & Austria Itinerary

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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Bratislava Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cumil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck, then make a trip to Michalska Brana, and finally make a trip to Slavin War Memorial.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Bratislava online trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Bratislava is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Bratislava due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bratislava, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Innsbruck driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in touch with nature with Black Forest Tours, contemplate the long history of Freiburger Münster, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle, and finally don't miss a visit to Munsterplatz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Freiburg im Breisgau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Baden-Baden, Germany

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Baden-Baden online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Munich.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munich online travel planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Baden-Baden in September, Munich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

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.

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.