11 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

11 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

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11 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Burggarten, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna, take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, catch a live performance at Wiener Staatsoper, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, then admire the striking features of Kaisergruft, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip maker .

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Vienna. In December, Vienna is slightly colder than London - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petersfriedhof, FestungsBahn, Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Makartsteg, don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapuzinerkloster, wander the streets of Steingasse, then snap pictures at Mozart Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Residenzplatz, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then grab a seat and go on FestungsBahn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof.

Make your Salzburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Hallstatt Explorer. On the 19th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then get a new perspective on things with Lake Hallstatt Explorer, then take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt travel route planning site .

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Moriskentanzer.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munich online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, ski along the peaceful trails at St. Anton, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally meet the residents at Alpenzoo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche and then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck route planner.

You can take a train from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stadtpfarrkirche, St. Anton
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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