9 days in Germany, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Germany, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

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9 days in Germany, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Villach, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Spittal an der Drau, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bischofshofen, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
St. Veit in Defereggen, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Augsburg, Germany
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
8
Ulm, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Stuttgart, Germany
— Few hours
train:  45​min
10
Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
train:  45​min
11
Mainz, Germany
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Bonn, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Aachen, Germany
— Few hours
train:  30​min
14
Liege, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  30​min
15
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  30​min
16
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Venice, Italy

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Villach, Austria

Villach
Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. On the 11th (Sun), browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Atrio and then take a memorable drive along Villacher Alpenstraße.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Villach online travel planner .

Venice, Italy to Villach is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Villach at 28°C and lows at 14°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Spittal an der Drau.

Things to do in Villach

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Spittal an der Drau, Austria

Spittal an der Drau ©
Spittal an der Drau is a town in the western part of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia. For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Spittal an der Drau day trip website .

You can drive from Villach to Spittal an der Drau in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Bischofshofen.

Things to do in Spittal an der Drau

Museums
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Bischofshofen, Austria

Bischofshofen
Bischofshofen is a town in the district of St. For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bischofshofen travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Spittal an der Drau to Bischofshofen takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bischofshofen can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Salzburg on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Bischofshofen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bischofshofen to Salzburg takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Veit in Defereggen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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St. Veit in Defereggen, Austria

St. Veit in Defereggen
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Veit and then get outside with Kletterpark Grossvenediger.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Veit in Defereggen day trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to St. Veit in Defereggen in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in St. Veit in Defereggen

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kletterpark Grossvenediger
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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.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip site .

Traveling by car from St. Veit in Defereggen to Munich takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toAugsburg.

Things to do in Munich

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg ©
Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Augsburg City Hall (Rathaus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter am Perlach, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), then wander the streets of Fuggerei, and finally see the interesting displays at Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Augsburg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Augsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ulm.

Things to do in Augsburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum ©
Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum
Augsburg Town Hall ©
Augsburg Town Hall
Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria) ©

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Ulm, Germany

Ulm ©
Part of the epicenter of the Holy Roman Empire, Ulm today stands as a cultural and economic hub of modern Germany.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ulm trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Augsburg to Ulm takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Ulm sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.
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Ulmer Rathaus ©
Ulmer Rathaus

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Mercedes-Benz Museum, examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Schlossplatz).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip tool .

Traveling by train from Ulm to Stuttgart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Mannheim.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Palace Square ©
Palace Square

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Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim ©
Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mannheim online trip builder .

Take a train from Stuttgart to Mannheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mannheim are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Mainz.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke)
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Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke) ©

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Mainz, Germany

Mainz ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Markt, examine the collection at Gutenberg Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral (Dom), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mainz day trip planner .

Take a train from Mannheim to Mainz in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mainz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bonn.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites Museums
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Mainz Cathedral ©
Mainz Cathedral
St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
Gutenberg Museum ©
Gutenberg Museum

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Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonn travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Mainz to Bonn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bonn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aachen.

Things to do in Bonn

Historic Sites
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Bonner Munster ©
Bonner Munster

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Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Puppenbrunnen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aachen Cathedral (Dom), and finally steep yourself in history at Aachener Rathaus.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aachen trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bonn to Aachen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Aachen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Liege.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites
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Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Puppenbrunnen ©
Puppenbrunnen
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus

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Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Liege day trip website .

Liege is just a short distance from Aachen. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Leuven.
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Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren

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Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, admire the landmark architecture of Groot Begijnhof, then admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), then admire the striking features of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Market Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Leuven trip planner .

Leuven is just a stone's throw from Liege. In August in Leuven, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Leuven

Parks Historic Sites
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Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Old Market Square ©
Old Market Square

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then make a trip to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning website .

Brussels is just a stone's throw from Leuven. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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