Route & dates
Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Munich, Germany— 3 nights
Salzburg, Austria— 2 nights
End: Istanbul, Turkey
Tue, Mar 6 - Sun, Mar 11
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.Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and make a trip to Marienplatz.
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Istanbul, Turkey to Munich is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Munich. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for slightly colder days in Munich, with highs around 11°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Things to do in Munich
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Rome of the North
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.
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You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Salzburg sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Things to do in Salzburg
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