14 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

14 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps Trip Planner

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Fly
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Salzburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kitzbuhel
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lienz
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Seeboden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Klagenfurt
— 1 night
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Salzburg

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then see the interesting displays at Marionette Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, then have fun and explore at Toy Museum - Bürgerspital, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

New York City, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Salzburg reach 42°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Zillertal Arena. Museum-lovers will appreciate AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter and Haus Steht Kopf. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Friedensglocke (in Mosern) and Leutasch (Leutascher Geisterklamm & Kreitlift Leutasch). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, look for gifts at Speckeria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel

— 2 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. On the 28th (Mon), hit the slopes at Element3 Ski School, play a few rounds at Golf Eichenheim, and then examine the collection at Museum Kitzbuhel. Here are some ideas for day two: join in the after-dark buzz at Auracher Loechl, take in the awesome beauty at Kufsteinerland, and then explore the historical opulence of Kufstein Fortress.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitzbuhel attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Innsbruck, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kitzbuhel, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lienz.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Lienz

— 2 nights
Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then get a sense of history and politics at Liebburg, then walk around Großglockner National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarre Maria Luggau. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andra (Church of St. Andrew), then see the interesting displays at Stadt Museum Aguntum, and finally examine the collection at Museum 1915-18.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lienz vacation site.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Lienz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lienz can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Seeboden.

Things to do in Lienz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Seeboden

— 2 nights
Seeboden am Millstätter See is a market town in Spittal an der Drau District in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyThe municipal area stretches from the western shore of Millstätter See to the town boundary of the district capital Spittal an der Drau. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Millstatter Stiftmuseum, examine the collection at Granatium, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpen Wildpark, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Sommeregg, and finally examine the collection at Bonsaimuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Erlebniswelt Eisenbahn, see the interesting displays at Pankratium, then examine the collection at Porsche Automuseum, then examine the collection at Burg Mauterndorf, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Castle Moosham.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seeboden trip planner.

Getting from Lienz to Seeboden by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Seeboden sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Seeboden

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Klagenfurt

— 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Klopeiner See, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptilienzoo Happ, then examine the collection at Eboardmuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Carinthian Museum of Modern Art / MMKK.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Klagenfurt holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Seeboden to Klagenfurt takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in January, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.