35 days in Germany, Austria & Copenhagen Itinerary

35 days in Germany, Austria & Copenhagen Itinerary

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35 days in Germany, Austria & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Regensburg, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 9 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Bad Gastein, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Perth, Australia

6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Christiania, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

Plan my day in Copenhagen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Perth, Australia to Copenhagen is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In January, Copenhagen is much colder than Perth - with highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

6
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Explore Heidelberg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Town Walls, Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, & more), Europa-Park (in Rust) and Baden-Baden (Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, Spas, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, don't miss a visit to Romantische Strasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Heidelberg online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Heidelberg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Regensburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Wurzburg, Trier, Rothenburg, Stuttgart
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

5
nights
Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Change things up with these side-trips from Regensburg: Parsberg Museum (in Parsberg), Aktivzentrum Bodenmais (in Bodenmais) and St. Maria de Victoria Kirche (in Ingolstadt). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Dreiburgensee - Rothauer See, don't miss a visit to St.Katharina Kirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche Sankt Kassians, and step into the grandiose world of Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Regensburg day trip planner.

Drive from Heidelberg to Regensburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Heidelberg in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Regensburg, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), CabrioSol, Dreiburgensee - Rothauer See, Thurmannsbang, Aktivzentrum Bodenmais
Highlights from your plan
Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald ©
Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald
St. Maria de Victoria Kirche ©
St. Maria de Victoria Kirche
Thurmannsbang ©
Thurmannsbang

9
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Buchensteinwand Ski Area (in St. Ulrich am Pillersee), Soll (SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental & Pfarramt Soll) and Ellmau Ski Resort and Village (in Ellmau). There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and hit the slopes at Pro-Skischule.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg visit planner.

You can drive from Regensburg to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bad Gastein.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Soll, Mariastein, Hochfugen Skigebiet, Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

6
nights
Bad Gastein, Austria

Bad Gastein ©
Bad Gastein is a spa town in the district of St. Get out of town with these interesting Bad Gastein side-trips: Kletterpark Grossvenediger (in Pragraten), Lienz (Streichelzoo Moosalm & Kletterpark Schlossberg Lienz) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Dorfertal, cruise along Durlaßboden Stausee, head outdoors with Staller Saddle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bad Gastein holiday maker website .

Getting from Salzburg to Bad Gastein by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Salzburg in January, you will find days in Bad Gastein are slightly colder (0°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bad Gastein

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol, Lienz, Dorfertal, Staller Saddle, Außervillgraten
Highlights from your plan
Außervillgraten ©
Außervillgraten
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Dorfertal ©
Dorfertal

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