11 days in Austria Itinerary

11 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
Drive
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Obertilliach
— 1 night
Drive
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Zell am See
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 17th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse and then identify plant and animal life at Hinterriss-Eng.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck journey website.

Toronto, Canada to Innsbruck is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Innsbruck, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Obertilliach.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Obertilliach

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Golzentipp, then don't miss a visit to Pfarre Maria Luggau, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Obertilliach vacation builder site.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Obertilliach in 3 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in April, expect nights in Obertilliach to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Obertilliach

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zell am See

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Schmittenhohe.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zell am See trip builder.

Drive from Obertilliach to Zell am See in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zell am See are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Salzburg

— 3 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 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary site.

Drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Graz

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Schloss Eggenberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Graz, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Graz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Graz are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Albertina. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate the long history of Ringstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Graz to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.