11 days in Austria Itinerary

11 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
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Vienna
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to 5 Fingers, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt route planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Vienna

— 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and try out the rides at Prater.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.