16 days in Italy, Austria & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Austria & Munich Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Austria & Munich Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Chicago, United States


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3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip site .

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and then walk around Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in June: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 75°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip maker .

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along English Garden, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip website .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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