18 days in Austria, Germany & Prague Itinerary

18 days in Austria, Germany & Prague Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
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Rust, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Salzburg, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Salzburg is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Salzburg to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Zell am See, Austria

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schmittenhohe and Schattberg X-press. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zell and Zell Am See. Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm (in Weissbach bei Lofer), Sinne Erlebnispark an der Asitz Mittelstation (in Leogang) and Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Der Talschluss, Zwolferkogelbahn, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Light show on the Lake, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bikepark Leogang.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zell am See journey planning site.

Drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Zell am See are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rust.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Rust, Germany

— 2 nights
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Ravennaschlucht, then pause for some serene contemplation at Narrengilde Geisterwölfe St. Peter e.V., and then look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rust trip planner.

Getting from Zell am See to Rust by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. September in Rust sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rust

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Munich, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Roberto Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then walk around Theresienwiese, and then appreciate the history behind Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rust to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rust in September: highs in Munich hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Shopping · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Explore hidden gems such as Lesser Town and Lobkowicz Palace. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gallery of Steel Figures, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planning site.

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Take a break from the city and head to The Pilgrim's Way and Parasailing & Paragliding. See even more of Salzburg: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip tool.

Drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

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.