12 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Germany & Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Rosenheim, Germany
— 1 day
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Starnberger See and Roberto Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Theresienwiese and Burgersaalkirche. Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Munich is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), stop by Speckeria, then admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at StuBay Freizeitcenter.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 29th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder site.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rosenheim.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Rosenheim, Germany

— 1 day
Nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, Rosenheim wears two hats: economic hub and center for the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head outdoors with Simssee, then surround yourself with nature on Abenteuer-Sterne - Sternfuhrungen am Chiemsee, then stop by Bellandris Garten-Center Rosenheim, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Rosenheim.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rosenheim trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Rosenheim takes 1.5 hours. In December in Rosenheim, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Rosenheim

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

Shop till you drop at Handwerkerhof and Hauptmarkt. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olympic Tower and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Nuremberg (Frauenkirche & Ehekarussell). See even more of Munich: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and stroll around Westpark, Japanischer Garten.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich holiday planner.

You can drive from Rosenheim to Munich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.