16 days in Salzburg, Germany & Zielona Gora Itinerary

16 days in Salzburg, Germany & Zielona Gora Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Schwangau, Germany
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Hechingen, Germany
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Trier, Germany
— 1 night
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Cochem, Germany
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Wierschem, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Rothenburg, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Bamberg, Germany
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Wernigerode, Germany
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Quedlinburg, Germany
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Meissen, Germany
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Moritzburg, Germany
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Dresden, Germany
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Zielona Gora, Poland
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip builder.

Krakow, Poland to Salzburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany — 1 night

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Hintersee, get outside with Zauberwald, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche St Nikolaus.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berchtesgaden trip planning app.

Berchtesgaden is just a short distance from Salzburg. August in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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 16th (Tue), make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip builder website.

Drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany — 1 night

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, and finally explore the striking landscape at Poellat Gorge.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Schwangau itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Schwangau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hechingen.
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Hechingen, Germany — 1 night

Hechingen is a town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Roman Open Air Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Raichberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Hohenzollern.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hechingen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Hechingen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Trier.
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Trier, Germany — 1 night

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

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Traveling by car from Hechingen to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Trier sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Cochem.
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Cochem, Germany

Nestled away within the rolling hills of the Moselle River Valley, Cochem possesses an archetypical German appearance and medieval charm that provides one of the best atmospheres in the country.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cochem trip itinerary website.

Drive from Trier to Cochem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Wierschem on the 19th (Fri).
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Wierschem, Germany — 1 night

Wierschem is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. On the 19th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Wierschem trip maker app.

Wierschem is just a stone's throw from Cochem. August in Wierschem sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 20th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Hinterburg, then steep yourself in history at Dilsberg Castle Fortress, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Heidelberg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wierschem to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, and finally contemplate the long history of Rodertor.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg route planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

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 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then make a trip to St. Lorenz Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Schwarzachschlucht.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bamberg.
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Bamberg, Germany

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamberg trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Bamberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bamberg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Wernigerode on the 23rd (Tue).
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Wernigerode, Germany

In the foothills of the Harz Mountains in central Germany, Wernigerode offers energetic nightlife, scenic vistas, and fine dining within a medieval town of spires, castles, and timbered buildings.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sylvestrikirche.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wernigerode attractions planner.

Drive from Bamberg to Wernigerode in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Quedlinburg.
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Quedlinburg, Germany — 1 night

Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quedlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Quedlinburg is very close to Wernigerode. You will leave for Meissen on the 24th (Wed).
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Meissen, Germany — 1 night

Meissen is a town of approximately 30,000 about 25km northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in the Free State of Saxony, in eastern Germany. On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum Meissen and then don't miss a visit to Bahrmannsches Brauhaus.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Meissen travel app.

You can drive from Quedlinburg to Meissen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moritzburg.
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Moritzburg, Germany — 1 day

Moritzburg is a municipality in the district of Meissen in Saxony, Germany, between Meissen itself, an early centre of Saxony, and today's capital Dresden. On the 25th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Moritzburg, then hike along Spitzhaus Stairs, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Friedenskirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moritzburg tour itinerary planner.

Moritzburg is very close to Meissen. In August, daily temperatures in Moritzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, then explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), and then take an in-depth tour of Transport Museum Dresden. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Stadtmuseum Dresden, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, then examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip site.

Dresden is very close to Moritzburg. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zielona Gora.
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Zielona Gora, Poland — 1 night

Zielona Góra is the largest city in Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, with 138,512 inhabitants .Zielona Góra has been in Lubusz Voivodeship since 1999, prior to which it was the capital of Zielona Góra Voivodeship from 1950 to 1998. On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at KoSciol NajSwietszego Zbawiciela and then see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Venus.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zielona Gora day trip website.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Zielona Gora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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