18 days in Dublin, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

18 days in Dublin, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

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18 days in Dublin, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Schiltach, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Columbus, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dublin Castle as well as National Leprechaun Museum. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at National Leprechaun Museum and then take a stroll through Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin planning app .

Columbus, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbus to Dublin. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Columbus in September, with highs in Dublin at 62°F and lows at 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Frankfurt by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Frankfurt. Traveling from Dublin in September, you will find days in Frankfurt are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Schiltach.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

3
nights
Schiltach, Germany

Schiltach ©
Schiltach is a town in the district of Rottweil, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Schloss Lichtenstein has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Historische Altstadt.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Schiltach trip planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Schiltach by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Schiltach

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lichtenstein Castle
Highlights from your plan
Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Lichtenstein Castle ©
Lichtenstein Castle

4
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 BMW Museum as well as Schloss Neuschwanstein. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. There's more to do: make a trip to Marienplatz and get behind the scenes at BMW Welt.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munich day trip website .

Traveling by car from Schiltach to Munich takes 4 hours. While traveling from Schiltach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip builder .

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nuremburg Trial Courthouse as well as Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hangman's Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice
Nuremburg Trial Courthouse ©
Nuremburg Trial Courthouse

2
nights
Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leipzig driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Leipzig takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Leipzig sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Berlin.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Madler Passage ©
Madler Passage

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.
You've now added Brandenburg Gate to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online travel planner .

Take a train from Leipzig to Berlin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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