14 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

14 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps travel planner

Make it your trip
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Klagenfurt
— 2 nights
Fly

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Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg), Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip maker site.

Vienna to Innsbruck is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

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 6th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Raritatenzoo Ebbs, explore the historical opulence of Kufstein Fortress, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Himmelfahrt. On your second day here, make a trip to Gipfelwelt 3000, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and then fly down the slopes at Zell Am See.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kitzbuhel trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Kitzbuhel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg travel planner.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Klagenfurt

— 2 nights

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
On the 13th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Benediktinermarkt, admire the local landmark of Lindwurmbrunnen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Statue der Maria Theresia, grab your bike and head to Europapark, then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee, and finally find something for the whole family at Minimundus. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelische Kirche Im Stadtpark, pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Wernberg, take some stellar pictures from Hohe Gloriette, then enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fussgangerzone.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Klagenfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.