8 days in Austria, Munich & Athens Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Sport-Piraten and FC Bayern Museum. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): shop like a local with Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, let the river carry you with Sport-Piraten, and then admire the striking features of BMW Headquarters. On the next day, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, and finally walk around Theresienwiese.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munich trip tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo to Munich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Munich to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Christlum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hit the slopes at Christlum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Augustinermuseum Rattenberg. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Klettersteig Innsbruck, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, browse the different shops at RathausGalerien, then fly down the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, then browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Sillpark, and finally stop by Feinheiten.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munich to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Ernst Fuchs Museum, then see the interesting displays at Schmetterlinghaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anna's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Teutonic Order, examine the collection at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Bank Austria Kunstforum, then examine the collection at Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library, then steep yourself in history at Spittelberg Quarter, and finally stop by SCS Shopping Center Sued.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning site.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, examine the collection at Hellenic Motor Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, then admire the masterpieces at Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, and finally make a trip to Kessarianí Monastery (Moni Kessarianis). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, then see the interesting displays at Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof, and then get a new perspective on things with Nautilus Dive Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Vienna to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Athens reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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