10 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

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10 days in Austria & Bavaria Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States


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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

For photos and other tourist information, read Vienna tour planner .

Washington DC, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Vienna reach 82°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary site .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip maker app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with a short trip to Achensee in Maurach (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll around Swarovski Crystal Worlds, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck online vacation builder .

Getting from Munich to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Stadtpfarrkirche, Achensee
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Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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