16 days in Germany, Bad Ischl & Salzburg Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Bad Ischl & Salzburg Itinerary

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Bad Ischl, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
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Oberammergau, Germany
— 1 night
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Ettal, Germany
— 1 night
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Schwangau, Germany
Taxi
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Lindau, Germany
Drive
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Harburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Miltenberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Bamberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Coburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Bergen, Germany
— 1 night
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Hanau, Germany
— 1 night
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Koblenz, Germany
— 1 night
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Bad Ischl, Austria

— 1 night
Bad Ischl is a spa town in Austria. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at FahrzeugMuseum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then get great views at 5 Fingers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarre St. Wolfgang, then explore the activities along Hallstatter See, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bad Ischl road trip planning website.

San Diego, USA to Bad Ischl is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Bad Ischl due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bad Ischl

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, don't miss a visit to Alter Markt, then ponder the design of Residenzbrunnen, then explore the galleries of DomQuartier Salzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus).

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bad Ischl to Salzburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Berchtesgaden, Germany

— 1 night

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Bunkeranlage and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andreas Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berchtesgaden attractions website.

Berchtesgaden is just a stone's throw from Salzburg. In August in Berchtesgaden, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Historic Sites

Oberammergau, Germany

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oberammergau journey app.

Traveling by car from Berchtesgaden to Oberammergau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ettal.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ettal, Germany

— 1 night
Ettal is a German municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria.GeographyEttal is situated in the Oberland area in the Graswangtal between the Loisachtal and Ammertal, approx. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ettal online trip builder.

Ettal is just a short distance from Oberammergau. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Ettal

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Schwangau, Germany

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman and then snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau online journey planner.

Drive from Ettal to Schwangau in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ettal in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Schwangau: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fussen, Germany

— 1 night

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, then step into the grandiose world of Hohes Schloss, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fussen trip tool.

Fussen is very close to Schwangau. In August, daytime highs in Fussen are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lindau.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites

Lindau, Germany

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture and then get a sense of history and politics at Altes Rathaus.

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

Drive from Fussen to Lindau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lindau are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Harburg.

Things to do in Lindau

Historic Sites

Harburg, Germany

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the views from Steinerne Brucke, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schlosskirche St. Michael, explore the historical opulence of Harburg Castle, then don't miss a visit to Liebfrauenmunster, then make a trip to Wallfahrtskirche Heilig-Kreuz, and finally examine the collection at Kathe-Kruse-Puppen-Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Harburg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lindau to Harburg takes 2.5 hours. August in Harburg sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Harburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rothenburg, Germany

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, make a trip to Das Plonlein, make a trip to Schmiedgasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip tool.

You can drive from Harburg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Miltenberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Miltenberg, Germany

— 1 night
Miltenberg is a town in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. On the 23rd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Wertheim Castle, walk around Park Schonbusch, then contemplate the long history of Alter Marktplatz, and finally stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miltenberg day trip app.

Drive from Rothenburg to Miltenberg in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bamberg.

Things to do in Miltenberg

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bamberg, Germany

— 1 night

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, step into the grandiose world of Altenburg, then admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, then steep yourself in history at Neue Residenz Bamberg, and finally don't miss a visit to Klein Venedig.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bamberg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Miltenberg to Bamberg in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coburg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites · Parks

Coburg, Germany

— 1 night
Once the capital of an independent German principality, Coburg today resembles something out of a storybook with its medeival castle and town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marktplatz and then explore the historical opulence of Veste Coburg mit Kunstsammlungen.

Before you visit Coburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Coburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Coburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bergen, Germany

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Becklingen War Cemetery, then play a few rounds at Golfpark Soltau, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, and finally steep yourself in history at Das Alte Rathaus.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bergen online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Coburg to Bergen takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanau.

Things to do in Bergen

Golf · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanau, Germany

— 1 night
Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): meet the residents at Wildpark Alte Fasanerie Klein-Auheim, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, then contemplate the long history of Das Karussell von Wilhelmsbad, and finally make a trip to Brothers Grim Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanau visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bergen to Hanau. Traveling from Bergen in August, Hanau is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Koblenz.

Things to do in Hanau

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koblenz, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Stolzenfels, explore the historical opulence of Thurant Castle, then appreciate the history behind Historiensaule, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Castor.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koblenz online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hanau to Koblenz in 1.5 hours. August in Koblenz sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.