16 days in Austria, Munich & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Munich & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Pertisau, Austria
— 3 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
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Munich, Germany
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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.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planning site.

Manama, Bahrain to Munich is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Manama in May, expect Munich to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. You will leave for Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eibsee as well as Zugspitze. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Martin and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eibsee, and then identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pertisau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pertisau, Austria

— 3 nights
Explore Pertisau's surroundings by going to Kufstein (Kufstein Fortress & Historischer Rundwanderweg Kufstein), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pertisau trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Pertisau in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pertisau can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Pertisau

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zell am See: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Krimml (Pfarrkirche zum hl. Jakobus dem Alteren & Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)) and Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zell, take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zell am See trip maker website.

You can drive from Pertisau to Zell am See in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

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.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

See even more of Munich: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

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.