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
Drive:  2​h
2
Graz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  19​h 45​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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Wachau Valley. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Vienna to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, then take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, and finally walk around Schlossberg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Graz trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

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

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Untersberg. When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Wilde Wasser in Rohrmoos-Untertal, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip website .

Traveling by car from Graz to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grawa Wasserfall and Hexenwasser. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Stuibenfall (in Umhausen). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, explore the activities along Kaltwassersee, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and admire the landmark architecture of Innsbruck Hbf.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck road trip app .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grawa Wasserfall, Kaltwassersee, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Hexenwasser, Stuibenfall
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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 24th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and then walk around Kurpark. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, go deep underground at Salzwelten, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Innsbruck to Hallstatt by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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"

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