11 days in Austria Itinerary

11 days in Austria Itinerary

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11 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  17​h
1
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Jose

3
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Vienna is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in December, things will get much colder in Vienna: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Pro-Skischule (in Westendorf), Soll (SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental & Pfarramt Soll) and FeuerWerk (in Fugen). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, fly down the slopes at Muttereralmpark, and get a sense of history and politics at Congress innsbruck.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip maker website .

Fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Innsbruck, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Soll, Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, FeuerWerk, Pro-Skischule, Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
Muttereralmpark ©
Muttereralmpark
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck ©
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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