16 days in Germany, Achenkirch & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Achenkirch & Venice Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Train:  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), admire the striking features of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), make a trip to Nagelsaule, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Gutenberg Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Niederwald Monument (Niederwalddenkmal). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mainz online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Mainz is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mainz is minus 9 hours. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time 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) ©
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. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Das Wildbad, get to know the fascinating history of Teufelshausel, then admire the local landmark of St. Georgs Brunnen, and finally see the interesting displays at Herpa Miniaturenmuseum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip maker website.

Getting from Mainz to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Munich.

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
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Popular historic sites such as St. Michael's Church and Old Town are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, wander the streets of Haidhausen, and take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munich tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Munich takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Vitalberg - Steinol Museum. Popular historic sites such as Kufstein Fortress and Tratzberg Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Achenkirch: Hexenwasser (in Soll) and Schwarzsee (in Kitzbuhel).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Achenkirch trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Achenkirch in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. 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

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

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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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Doge's Palace and Ponte dei Sospiri will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and stop by Campo del Ghetto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Achenkirch to Venice takes 5 hours. In June, Venice is a bit warmer than Achenkirch - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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