16 days in Germany, Achenkirch & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Achenkirch & Venice Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Achenkirch & Venice Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Mainz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Achenkirch, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), make a trip to Nagelsaule, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mainz Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Gutenberg Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal). On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mainz trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Mainz is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Mainz, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal), Speyer Cathedral
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St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) ©
Speyer Cathedral ©
Speyer Cathedral
Mainz Cathedral ©
Mainz Cathedral

3
nights
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Das Wildbad, then get to know the fascinating history of Teufelshausel, then make a trip to St. Georgs Brunnen, and finally examine the collection at Herpa Miniaturenmuseum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Mainz to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Munich on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Burgbernheim, Herpa Miniaturenmuseum
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Das Wildbad ©
Das Wildbad
St. Georgs Brunnen ©
St. Georgs Brunnen

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. St. Peter's Church and Haidhausen will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Munich to Regensburg to see Old Town about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Munich takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Achenkirch.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Achenkirch, Austria

Achenkirch ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Vitalberg - Steinol Museum. Visit Kufstein Fortress and Tratzberg Castle for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achenkirch: Schwarzsee (in Kitzbuhel) and Hexenwasser (in Soll).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Achenkirch road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munich to Achenkirch takes 1.5 hours. In June in Achenkirch, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Achenkirch

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Tratzberg Castle, Hexenwasser, Kufstein Fortress, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Achensee
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Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Kufstein Fortress
Kufstein Fortress

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Arena di Verona. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip website .

You can drive from Achenkirch to Venice in 5 hours. Traveling from Achenkirch in June, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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