40 days in Germany, Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

40 days in Germany, Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

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40 days in Germany, Czech Republic & Austria Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
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Hannover, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Klagenfurt, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
End: Munich, Germany

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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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Flughafen München-Riem, Memmingen Allgau Airport and Nuremberg Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Altstadt (Old Town), contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, and finally get outside with Philosopher’s Walk. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum Frieder Burda, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Heidelberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Spas Museums

Side Trip

Baden-Baden
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Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 8th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then appreciate the history behind Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, get great views at Main Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Romer, then don't miss a visit to Fountain of Justice, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Frankfurt holiday planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Frankfurt by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Würzburg Residence
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cologne Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Phantasialand, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and then make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

Plan trip to Cologne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Cologne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hannover.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reichsburg Cochem, Phantasialand, Eltz Castle
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem

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Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Maschsee, then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhaeuser Garten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Eilenriede - Park, then get to know the resident critters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, and then contemplate the long history of Aegidienkirche.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hannover vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Cologne to Hannover in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Hannover sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten
Eilenriede - Park ©
Eilenriede - Park
The New Town Hall ©
The New Town Hall

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Berlin, Germany

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 Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Hannover to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague trip website .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Brno.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Brno, Czech Republic

Brno ©
A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Zamek Lednice, admire the natural beauty at Botanicka Zahrada (Hortus Botanicus), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Liberty Square, get great views at Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle, then examine the collection at Villa Tugendhat, and finally delve into the mystery of Ossuary at the Church of St James.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brno trip site .

Traveling by car from Prague to Brno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Zamek Lednice
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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul ©
Botanicka Zahrada (Hortus Botanicus) ©

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker site .

You can take a train from Brno to Vienna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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Graz, Austria

Graz
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Gemaltes Haus, then examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, then explore the world behind art at Schloss Eggenberg, and finally stroll around Schlossberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, then make a trip to Schlossbergrutsche - The Slide Graz, and finally don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz.

Make your Graz itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Graz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schlossberg
Schlossberg
Uhrturm ©
Uhrturm
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz

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Klagenfurt, Austria

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel, grab your bike and head to Europapark, then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee, and finally examine the collection at Minimundus. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Der Drauradweg, then admire the local landmark of Lindwurmbrunnen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fussgangerzone, and finally hunt for treasures at Benediktinermarkt.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt road trip app .

Drive from Graz to Klagenfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel
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Lake Worthersee ©
Lake Worthersee
Der Drauradweg ©
Der Drauradweg
Europapark ©
Europapark

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Salzwelten in Hallstatt (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Klagenfurt to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Salzwelten
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) in Krimml, approximately Krimml away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck road trip planning app .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at BMW Museum, then don't miss a visit to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Munich itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

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