21 days in Germany, Salzburg & Vienna Itinerary

21 days in Germany, Salzburg & Vienna Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bayreuth, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites

2
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Dresden, Germany

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger and then take a leisurely stroll along Elbufer. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden online trip builder.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayreuth.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites

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Bayreuth, Germany

One of Germany’s most prolific centers for the arts, Bayreuth today offers a rich mixture of history, both physical and cultural.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Richard Wagner Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), and then stroll around Eremitage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Bamberg HellerHaus, explore the historical opulence of Altenburg, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayreuth sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Bayreuth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Bayreuth

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Nuremberg, Germany

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, take in the views from Museumsbruecke, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and appreciate the history behind Melanchthon Denkmal.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip planner.

You can drive from Bayreuth to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Heidelberg on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

1
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Heidelberg, Germany

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Heidelberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Fussen.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

1
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Fussen, Germany

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 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, take in the dramatic scenery at Lechfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Fuessen.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fussen trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Fussen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Fussen sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

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.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the activities along English Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning app.

Drive from Fussen to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Wattens to see Swarovski Kristallwelten about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Vienna, Austria

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.
On the 11th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt and then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.