14 days in Austria Itinerary

14 days in Austria Itinerary

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14 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  17​h
1
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reutte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Jose

4
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna journey site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Vienna is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in December, things will get cooler in Vienna: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum (in Hochgurgl), Hochsoelden (in Solden) and Pro-Skischule (in Westendorf). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muttereralmpark.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip builder site .

You can fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Innsbruck when traveling from Vienna in December, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Reutte.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Hochgurgl, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Pro-Skischule, Hochsoelden, Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Muttereralmpark ©
Muttereralmpark
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Hochgurgl ©
Hochgurgl

2
nights
Reutte

Reutte ©
Reutte is a market town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hit the slopes at Skischaukel Bergwang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lourdeskapelle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, and finally glide through natural beauty at Reuttener Seilbahnen. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Lermoos, then fly down the slopes at Bergbahnen Langes, then steep yourself in history at Mariahilf-Kapelle, and finally make a trip to Die Holzgauer Haengebruecke.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reutte journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Reutte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Reutte

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tannheim, Bergbahnen Langes, Lermoos, Die Holzgauer Haengebruecke, Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe
Highlights from your plan
Skischaukel Bergwang ©
Skischaukel Bergwang
Lermoos ©
Lermoos
Die Holzgauer Haengebruecke ©
Die Holzgauer Haengebruecke

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reutte to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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