15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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15 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h
1
Vienna
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Train:  5​h
4
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Graz
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Melk Abbey and Wachau Valley. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Time Travel Vienna, and get lost in a book at State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Vienna. In June, Vienna is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schloss Hellbrunn and Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church). Change things up with a short trip to Wilde Wasser in Rohrmoos-Untertal (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, stroll through Mirabell Palace, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wilde Wasser
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grawa Wasserfall and Stuibenfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee, and admire the landmark architecture of Innsbruck Hbf.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Stuibenfall, Grawa Wasserfall, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Kaltwassersee, Hexenwasser
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Stuibenfall ©
Stuibenfall

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): go for a walk through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and then stroll around Kurpark. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt travel route planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurpark
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

1
night
Graz

Graz
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, and finally walk around Schlossberg.

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You can drive from Hallstatt to Graz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Graz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob
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Schlossberg
Schlossberg
Uhrturm ©
Uhrturm
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz

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