18 days in Germany, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
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 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Flaucher, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then look for gifts at Sporthaus Schuster. On the next day, get curious at Deutsches Museum, wander the streets of Haidhausen, and then stop by Item Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May, Munich is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, look for gifts at Speckeria, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally stop by House of Tea & Coffee. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rosshutte, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and then look for gifts at Cafe Cardinal.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip builder website.

You can take a train from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Rosshutte
Highlights from your plan
Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Head to Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Getreidegassefor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, join in the after-dark buzz at Augustiner Braustubl, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Town Walls and Albrecht Durer's House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Altstadt and Nuremberg Palace of Justice. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, meet the residents at Tiergarten Nuernberg, admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

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night
Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg ©
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 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Emmeram, don't miss a visit to Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St Peter's, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Regensburg trip planner.

Take a bus from Nuremberg to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Regensburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilika St. Emmeram ©
Basilika St. Emmeram
Old Town ©
Old Town
Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg ©

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Neroberg and then learn about winemaking at Eberbach Abbey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt tour planning site.

You can drive from Regensburg to Frankfurt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eberbach Abbey, Neroberg
Highlights from your plan
Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Red Light District. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Jordaan, stop by Chocolatl, walk around Vondelpark, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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