13 days in Austria, Munich & Interlaken Itinerary

13 days in Austria, Munich & Interlaken Itinerary

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Fly to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Drive to Munich
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pertisau, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hubertusbrunnen, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munich day trip planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dammam to Munich, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in July; daily highs in Munich reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Zell am See, Austria

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zell am See: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung (in Grosskirchheim) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schmittenhohe, explore the activities along Lake Zell, and make a trip to Gipfelwelt 3000.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zell am See vacation builder app.

Getting from Munich to Zell am See by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Zell am See are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pertisau.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pertisau, Austria

— 1 night
On the 20th (Tue), hit the slopes at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, then get outside with Karwendel Bergbahn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee, and finally see the interesting displays at Vitalberg - Steinol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): trek along Gaisalm, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Schwazer Silberbergwerk, and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pertisau attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Pertisau takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pertisau are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Pertisau

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken journey planner.

You can drive from Pertisau to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, admire the masterpieces at Glyptothek, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munich travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Interlaken to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Austria travel guide

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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.