11 days in Austria Itinerary

11 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Vienna International Airport, Drive to Melk
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Melk
— 1 night
Drive
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Linz
— 1 night
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel
— 1 night
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Seattle

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Melk

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fahrradmuseum and then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Weingut Gritsch Mauritiushof and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melk holiday builder app.

Seattle, USA to Melk is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Linz.

Things to do in Melk

Nature · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Linz

— 1 night
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 20th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Sandner.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Linz trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Melk to Linz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Linz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, then take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and finally stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Linz to Hallstatt in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then look for gifts at Bottle Shop, then explore the historical opulence 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: steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Kitzbuhel

— 1 night
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ahornsee, then explore the activities along Schwimmbad und Badesee, and then get a dose of the wild on Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kitzbuhel trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kitzbuhel are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.