46 days in Austria, Munich & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

46 days in Austria, Munich & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 14 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 7 nights
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Pertisau, Austria
— 6 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 10 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany

— 14 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Nuremberg (Museumsbruecke, St. Lorenz Church, &more) and Dachau (Dachau Palace & Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Munich is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in May, things will get colder in Munich: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 7 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Fussen (Maxsteg an der Fussener Klamm-Fall & Theresienbruecke), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wank Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gotische Kapelle Zell, and get outside with Zugspitze.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation builder site.

You can drive from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pertisau.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pertisau, Austria

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Pertisau side-trips: Mayrhofen (Mayrhofner Bergbahnen & Schlegeis Alpenstrasse), Granatkapelle von Maria Botta (in Finkenberg) and Tux (Erlebnisweg Tuxbach, Das Alte Haus, &more).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pertisau itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Pertisau takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Pertisau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Zell am See, Austria

— 6 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zell am See: Lienz (Kosakenfriedhof & Streichelzoo Moosalm), Edelweissspitze (in Fusch) and Heiligenblut (Grossglockner High Alpine Road & Großglockner National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), get outside with Skischule Sturm Almenwelt Lofer, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zell am See route planning app.

You can drive from Pertisau to Zell am See in 2 hours. In June in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Salzburg, Austria

— 10 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Innsbruck (Altstadt von Innsbruck, Town Tower (Stadtturm), &more), Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee (in Bad Aussee). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

On the 4th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Konig Maximilian I Denkmal, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anna Damenstiftskirche, then steep yourself in history at Rathaus-Glockenspiel, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Alter Sudfriedhof.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.