13 days in Austria, Munich & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

13 days in Austria, Munich & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Munich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Munich reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Zell am See, Austria

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed), make a trip to Timoks Wild World, contemplate the waterfront views at Pillersee, and then head outdoors with Pillerseetal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zell am See trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. August in Zell am See sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Panorama Museum, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

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Traveling by car from Zell am See to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then explore the activities along Wildsee, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

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Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 3 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, then admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze.

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Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.