17 days in Germany, Copenhagen & Salzburg Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Copenhagen & Salzburg Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Our Saviour's Church and Davids Samling (The David Collection). Take a break from the city and head to Stevns Klint and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Hoejerup Gamle Kirke (in Store Heddinge) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Copenhagen is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Copenhagen. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for slightly colder days in Copenhagen, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trips

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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, then visit Mitte, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

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Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Palace of Tears ©
Palace of Tears
Mitte ©
Mitte

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Altstadt and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Town Walls and Gerlachschmiede. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, steep yourself in history at Hangman's Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elisabethkirche, and see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Berlin to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburger Altstadt. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: The Pilgrim's Way (in St. Wolfgang) and St Gilgen Mozartplatz (in St Gilgen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel route planning app.

Getting from Nuremberg to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Side Trips

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
BMW Welt and Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Dachau to see Dachau Palace about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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