17 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

17 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

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Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Munich, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Kaprun, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Gunzburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Manama, Bahrain

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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.
For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munich holiday planning app.

Manama, Bahrain to Munich is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manama in July: high temperatures in Munich hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Kaprun.

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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nights
Kaprun, Austria

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Bring the kids along to Hexenwasser and Eisriesenwelt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaprun: Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau), Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen) and Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Taufer und St. Johannes der Evangelist (in Golling an der Salzach). There's lots more to do: cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, hit the slopes at Familienberg Maiskogel, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaprun trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Kaprun takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kaprun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Werfen, Ellmi's Zauberwelt, Liechtensteinklamm, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Lake Zell
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Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Ellmi's Zauberwelt ©
Ellmi's Zauberwelt

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 18th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen attractions site.

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gunzburg.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm
Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze

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Gunzburg, Germany

Gunzburg ©
Günzburg is a Große Kreisstadt and capital of the district of Günzburg in Swabia, Bavaria. You've now added LEGOLAND Deutschland to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Deutschland, stop by Historische Altstadt Günzburg, then don't miss a visit to Frauenkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Margarete Steiff Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Leaning House, don't miss a visit to Fishermen's Quarter, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blautopf.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Gunzburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gunzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Gunzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Gunzburg

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ulm, Margarete Steiff Museum, Blautopf
Highlights from your plan
Blautopf ©
Blautopf
LEGOLAND Deutschland ©
LEGOLAND Deutschland
Margarete Steiff Museum ©
Margarete Steiff Museum

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kids will enjoy Europa-Park and Mundenhof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freiburg im Breisgau: Mainau (in Konstanz), Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Lake Titisee (in Titisee-Neustadt). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Freiburger Münster, explore the activities along Bachle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schlossberg, and stroll around Seepark.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Gunzburg to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mainau, Schloss Heidelberg, Triberger Waterfall, Europa-Park, Lake Titisee
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Mainau ©
Mainau
Lake Titisee ©
Lake Titisee

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Family-friendly places like Deutsches Museum and New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) will thrill your kids. See even more of Munich: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Munich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Freiburg im Breisgau in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Munich. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)

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