11 days in Austria, Munich & Tromso Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights


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.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich tour itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Memmingen Allgau Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Flughafen München-Riem. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, stroll through Mirabell Palace, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz, examine the collection at Hofburg, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna online trip maker.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 4 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kids will enjoy The Polar Museum and Northern Norwegian Science Center. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, take in the exciting artwork at Lone Slydahl, and stop by Wabi Sabi AS.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tromso online vacation maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Tromso in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Vienna in December, expect Tromso to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -4°C.
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.