16 days in Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

16 days in Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
2
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly to Hamburg, Train to Rostock
8
Rostock, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, Fly to Toronto

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Berlin, Germany

— 1 day

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Mitte, then explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, and then pick up some new knowledge with Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt.

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

Toronto, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Dresden, Germany

— 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Elbe Sandstone Mountains and then explore the historical opulence of Albrechtsburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, and finally look for gifts at Tradition & Form.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dresden day trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Dresden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Munich, Germany

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burgersaalkirche and Marktstrasse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alpspitz and Lake Tegernsee. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, see the interesting displays at Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum, look for gifts at Item Shop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Flaucher.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Dresden to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Salzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall and then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Regensburg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Regensburg, Germany

— 1 night
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Emmeram, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karmelitenkloster Sankt Joseph, then look for gifts at Drubba Clock & Gifts, and finally examine the collection at Donau-Schiffahrts-Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Regensburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Regensburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, then take in nature's colorful creations at Furstengarten Marienberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), stroll around Burggarten, see the interesting displays at German Christmas Museum, then stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg route planner.

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Rothenburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, stop by Tonger - Haus der Musik, and then look for gifts at Kolner Weinkeller.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne tour builder site.

Getting from Rothenburg to Cologne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rostock.

Things to do in Cologne

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Rostock, Germany

— 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Wasserkunst, then meet the residents at Tierpark Wismar, then examine the collection at Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jagdschloss Gelbensande. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Stasi Pre-Trial Prison, then don't miss a visit to Dom Gustrow, then take a peaceful walk through Gespensterwald, and finally look for gifts at Meyers Mill.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rostock trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cologne to Rostock by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Rostock can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.