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With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 16th (Mon), stop by MuR - Modernes & Raritaten and then examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Graz is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Graz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in January, expect Graz to be colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Hallstatt and Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee. Visit Pfarre St. Wolfgang and Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hallstatt side-trips: Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese (in Traunkirchen) and Odensee (in Pichl-Kainisch). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and hit the slopes at Dachstein West.

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Drive from Graz to Hallstatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. On your second day here, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

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Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then stop by Feinheiten, then hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna — 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Dorotheum. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Xocolat. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna.

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You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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.