19 days in Germany, Innsbruck & Salzburg Itinerary

19 days in Germany, Innsbruck & Salzburg Itinerary

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19 days in Germany, Innsbruck & Salzburg Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Nordlingen, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Augsburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Oberammergau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— Few hours
13
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States


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1
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then admire the striking features of Romer, and then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt online trip itinerary maker .

Chicago, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen ©
Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Altstadt (Old Town), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then take in the views from Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), and finally examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda. On the next day, make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then don't miss a visit to Bergfriedhof Heidelberg, and finally try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Heidelberg, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank ©
Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank

1
night
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Wurzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Heidelberg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wurzburg, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Alte Mainbruecke ©
Alte Mainbruecke

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then make a trip to Das Plonlein, and finally get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip website .

Getting from Wurzburg to Rothenburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Burggarten ©
Burggarten
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

Dinkelsbuhl ©
Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Weinmarkt.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dinkelsbuhl road trip planning site .

Drive from Rothenburg to Dinkelsbuhl in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dinkelsbuhl are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
St. George Church ©
St. George Church

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hours
Nordlingen, Germany

Nordlingen
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Brot und Tanzhaus and then don't miss a visit to Historische Stadtmauer.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nordlingen tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Dinkelsbuhl to Nordlingen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Nordlingen, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Augsburg.
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Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg
Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Augsburg holiday site .

Traveling by train from Nordlingen to Augsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Augsburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Augsburg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Alpsee, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpseebad, then snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hohenschwangau trip planner .

Traveling by car from Augsburg to Hohenschwangau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bavaria, Wies Church, Schwansee
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Alpseebad ©
Alpseebad

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day
Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau ©
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oberammergau online attractions planner .

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Oberammergau in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Oberammergau are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Achensee
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Achensee ©
Achensee

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Innsbruck is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, winter sports, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), examine the collection at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, and take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck route planner .

Drive from Oberammergau to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt. On your second day here, make a trip to Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Oberammergau to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

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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hours
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden sightseeing planner.

Berchtesgaden is just a stone's throw from Salzburg. In June, daytime highs in Berchtesgaden are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toMunich.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hofbrauhaus Munchen, Konigssee and New Pinakothek. Step out of Munich to go to Berchtesgaden and see The Eagle's Nest, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and stroll through Nymphenburg Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich trip maker app .

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konigssee, The Eagle's Nest
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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