13 days in Austria & Bratislava Itinerary

13 days in Austria & Bratislava Itinerary

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Wattens, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Graz, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Wattens, Austria

— 1 night
Wattens is a market town of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Burg Hasegg / Hall Mint, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Delle Macchine Da Screvere, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Natur Eis Palast, hit the slopes at Hintertuxer Gletscher, and then go for a walk through Hintertux Schleierwasserfall.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wattens trip planner.

Vienna to Wattens is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Wattens are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Wattens

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg online road trip planner.

Getting from Wattens to Salzburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Graz, Austria

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Murradweg, then make a trip to Basilika Mariatrost, and then ponder the design of Stadtpark.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Graz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip tool.

Getting from Graz to Vienna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), stop by Bratislava Old Town, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), then don't miss a visit to Frantiskanske namestie, and finally appreciate the history behind Cumil. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then don't miss a visit to Hlavne Namestie, then enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bratislava online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Austria travel guide

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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.