15 days in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
2
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
3
Fussen, Germany
— 1 night
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
9
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
10
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, thencontemplate the waterfront views at River Rhine, and then step into the grandiose world of Marksburg.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt vacation planner.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In January, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

River Rhine, Marksburg, Mainz Cathedral
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Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Marksburg ©
Marksburg

1
night
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), thentake a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), and then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

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

Getting from Frankfurt to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fussen.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Technik Museum Speyer
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Technik Museum Speyer ©
Technik Museum Speyer
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)

1
night
Fussen, Germany

Fussen ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lechfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fussen trip planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Fussen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Heidelberg in January, Fussen is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Fussen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
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Museum of the Bavarian Kings ©
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies

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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 6th (Sat), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, thentake a stroll through Haidhausen, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fussen to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten, make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", thenexamine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, and finally stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, thenget engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, thenstop by Albin Denk, and finally take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, thensteep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
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Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague and then take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Prague sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche.

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

You can drive from Prague to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Nuremberg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites
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Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): catch all the local highlights with Frankfurt Flughafen-Rundfahrten and then admire the striking features of Romer.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle
Room Escape Games

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