16 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

16 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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16 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  19​h
1
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Dortmund, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Bremen, Germany
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Hamburg, Germany
— Few hours
train:  2​h
11
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China


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3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grayline Day Tours: Romantic Road: Rothenburg and Harburg, Allianz Arena and BMW Welt. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning website .

Hong Kong, China to Munich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, things will get colder in Munich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Allianz Arena ©
Allianz Arena

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Old Town has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg visit planning app .

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ski Depot Seefeld. On the 12th (Thu), get outside with Ski Depot Seefeld. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck holiday planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ski Depot Seefeld
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

1
day
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of the Bavarian Kings, Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hohenschwangau travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Hohenschwangau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Bavarian Kings ©
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munich sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©

few
hours
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Frankfurt itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Munich to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Frankfurt, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Cologne.
Highlights from your plan
Romer ©
Romer

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cologne holiday planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Cologne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dortmund.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge
Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus ©
Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus

1
night
Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
On the 17th (Tue), have fun and explore at German Football Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dortmund day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Dortmund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dortmund are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Bremen.

Things to do in Dortmund

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
German Football Museum ©
German Football Museum

few
hours
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marktplatz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bremen trip planner .

Getting from Dortmund to Bremen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hamburg.
Highlights from your plan
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz

few
hours
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Reeperbahn has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then wander the streets of Reeperbahn, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip maker app .

You can take a train from Bremen to Hamburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berliner Philharmonie has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and finally admire the striking features of Berliner Philharmonie.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip tool .

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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