12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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12 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Werfenweng
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zell am See
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Anton am Arlberg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, explore the historical opulence of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then take in the dramatic natural features at Lammerklamm, then explore and take pictures at Salt Mine Dürrnberg, and finally make a trip to Mozartplatz.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip generator.

San Francisco, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Werfenweng.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Salt Mine Hallein
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Lammerklamm ©
Lammerklamm
Untersberg
Untersberg
Salt Mine Hallein ©
Salt Mine Hallein

few
hours
Werfenweng

Werfenweng
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Werfenweng trip builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Werfenweng takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Werfenweng are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Werfenweng

Tours Outdoors Adventure

3
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Margareta Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Zell, then take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Liechtensteinklamm.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zell am See travel planner.

Traveling by car from Werfenweng to Zell am See takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kaprun, Liechtensteinklamm, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm
Schmitten in Zell am See ©
Schmitten in Zell am See
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©

1
night
St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Sporthaus Jennewein - SPORT 2000 and then stroll through St. Anton.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Anton am Arlberg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to St. Anton am Arlberg in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zell am See in June; daily highs in St. Anton am Arlberg reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Anton ©
St. Anton

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump, stroll through Stubaier Gletscher, and then admire the landmark architecture of Dom St. Jacob. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Golden Roof, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and then hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from St. Anton am Arlberg to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Anton am Arlberg in June: highs in Innsbruck hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Stubaier Gletscher, Rosshutte
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Sisi Museum, examine the collection at Austrian National Library, then get a sense of history and politics at Austrian Parliament Building, then don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, and finally examine the collection at Leopold Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then stop by DAS GOLDENE WIENER HERZ, then explore the world behind art at Hundertwasser House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Stadtpark.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna vacation planner.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Leopold Museum ©
Leopold Museum
Schottenkirche ©
Schottenkirche
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

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