8 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

8 days in Austria & Munich Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 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
— 1 day
Fly + Train:  2 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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.
You've added Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Kaisergruft, Albertina, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through 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 pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning site.

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Vienna. In December, Vienna is little chillier than London - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You've added Petersfriedhof, FestungsBahn, Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Makartsteg, stroll through Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Steingasse, then snap pictures at Mozart Bridge, and finally make a trip to Mozartplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Residenzplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then travel the rails with FestungsBahn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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.
Lake Hallstatt Explorer has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then tour the water at your own pace with Lake Hallstatt Explorer, then go for a walk through Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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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 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace. On the next day, explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

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

1
day
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then meet the residents at Alpenzoo, and finally explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

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