14 days in Austria Itinerary

14 days in Austria Itinerary

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14 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Vienna
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tannheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Obergurgl
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Innsbruck
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
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 museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Vienna is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, examine the collection at Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum, make a trip to Mozartplatz, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning website .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Tannheim.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

2
nights
Tannheim

Tannheim ©
On the 18th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Sessellift Wannenjoch. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe and then glide through natural beauty at Reuttener Seilbahnen.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tannheim vacation planning app .

Getting from Salzburg to Tannheim by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Obergurgl.

Things to do in Tannheim

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, Reuttener Seilbahnen
Highlights from your plan
Sessellift Wannenjoch ©
Sessellift Wannenjoch

2
nights
Obergurgl

Obergurgl ©
Obergurgl is a village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Skischule Alpinsport Obergurgl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): hit the slopes at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Obergurgl vacation planner.

You can drive from Tannheim to Obergurgl in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tannheim in January, things will get little chillier in Obergurgl: highs are around 34°F and lows about 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Obergurgl

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skischule Alpinsport Obergurgl ©
Skischule Alpinsport Obergurgl
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ©
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

4
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Escape the urban bustle at Klettersteig Innsbruck and Bergisel Ski Jump. Go for a jaunt from Innsbruck to Neustift im Stubaital to see Stubaier Gletscher about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck online trip builder .

You can drive from Obergurgl to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Burgruine Thaur, Stubaier Gletscher
Highlights from your plan
Klettersteig Innsbruck ©
Klettersteig Innsbruck
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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