13 days in Austria, Venice & Bolzano Itinerary

13 days in Austria, Venice & Bolzano Itinerary

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13 days in Austria, Venice & Bolzano Itinerary

Start: Sacramento, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Bolzano, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
3
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  18​h
End: Sacramento, United States

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planning site .

Sacramento, USA to Venice is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Venice is 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in June: highs in Venice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Get out of town with these interesting Bolzano side-trips: Sass Pordoi (in Canazei), Val Gardena (in Selva di Val Gardena) and I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (in Merano). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, step into the grandiose world of Runkelstein Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Maria Assunta, and get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bolzano driving holiday planner.

Drive from Venice to Bolzano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bolzano are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Val Gardena, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, Sass Pordoi
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©

1
night
Zell am See, Austria

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.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, then cool off at Zell Am See, and then explore the activities along Lake Zell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See itinerary maker app .

Drive from Bolzano to Zell am See in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bolzano in June, expect Zell am See to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kitzsteinhorn
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Vienna, Austria

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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