18 days in Munich, Interlaken & Austria Itinerary

18 days in Munich, Interlaken & Austria Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Assling, Austria
— 1 night
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Schack-Galerie and Galerie Hegemann. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and BMW Welt. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich travel itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Munich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, things will get cooler in Munich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kunsthalle Luzern and Schlosskirche. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Via Ferrata (in Murren) and Grindelwald (Maennlichen Royal Walk & Maennlichen Romantic Trail). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Maennlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Huggler Holzbildhauerei.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck road trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Assling.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Assling, Austria

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Assling.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Assling trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Assling in 3 hours. When traveling from Innsbruck in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Assling: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Assling

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, then stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt, and finally stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt holiday site.

Drive from Assling to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Shop till you drop at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg itinerary website.

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Albertina capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna itinerary maker.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.