16 days in Austria & Berchtesgaden Itinerary

16 days in Austria & Berchtesgaden Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and The Hofburg. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Forchtenstein Castle (in Forchtenstein) and Johannesbachklamm (in Wurflach). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, browse the exhibits of Sigmund Freud Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Die Burgkapelle (Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Vienna. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Vienna are much colder (5°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Let the collections at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Haus der Natur capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Feuerkogel in Ebensee am Traunsee (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, get a taste of local nightlife at Augustiner Braustubl, explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Berchtesgaden, Germany

— 2 nights

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Konigssee. On the 28th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Salzheilstollen and then explore the activities along Konigssee. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rauschberg, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa & Familien Resort Rupertus Therme.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden trip planner.

Berchtesgaden is just a short distance from Salzburg. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zell am See, Austria

— 1 night
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 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Oldtimer Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Margareta Church, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tauern Spa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See tour planning app.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Berchtesgaden in December: high temperatures in Zell am See hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Zell am See

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 3 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Step out of the city life by going to Ellmau Ski Resort and Village and Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki. Popular historic sites such as Kufstein Fortress and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Klobenstein are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill (in Mittersill) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Kitzbuhel and try your luck at Londoner.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kitzbuhel trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zell am See to Kitzbuhel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Kitzbuhel sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), have fun at Olympiabad Seefeld, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Magdalen’s Chapel. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo and then catch a ride on Zillertal Arena.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Transportation · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.