15 days in Austria & Black Forest Itinerary

15 days in Austria & Black Forest Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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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.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to State Hall of the Austrian National Library and Rathausplatz. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Vienna at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 13th (Fri), go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Eisriesenwelt. Bring the kids along to Kitzsteinhorn and Sigmund-Thun-Klamm. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Salt Mine Hallein (in Hallein), Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau) and Frauenkirche (in Bischofshofen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kids will enjoy Altstadt von Innsbruck and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stubaier Gletscher and Achensee. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Neustift im Stubaital (Parasailing & Paragliding & Grawa Wasserfall) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and stroll through Rosshutte.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Todtnau Waterfalls, enjoy breathtaking views from Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau, then admire the striking features of Munsterplatz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Freiburg im Breisgau travel route tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Freiburg im Breisgau in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 1 night

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 23rd (Mon), walk around Lichtentaler Allee, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, and then make a trip to MerkurBergbahn.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baden-Baden online vacation builder.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Baden-Baden by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Baden-Baden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.