15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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15 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ischgl
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Escape the urban bustle at Stubaier Gletscher and Rosshutte. Altstadt von Innsbruck and Hofkirche will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to St. Anton in St. Anton am Arlberg--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck vacation maker website .

New York City, USA to Innsbruck is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Innsbruck. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ischgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rosshutte, St. Anton, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Stubaier Gletscher
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
St. Anton ©
St. Anton

1
night
Ischgl

Ischgl ©
Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Galtuer, then contemplate the long history of Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl, then fly down the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, and finally see the interesting displays at Seilbahnmuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ischgl trip planner .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Ischgl in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Ischgl, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaprun.

Things to do in Ischgl

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pfarrkirche Galtuer
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
Pfarrkirche Galtuer ©
Pfarrkirche Galtuer
Seilbahnmuseum ©
Seilbahnmuseum

2
nights
Kaprun

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zell and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kaprun online travel planner .

You can drive from Ischgl to Kaprun in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kaprun when traveling from Ischgl in May, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Lake Zell
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg and Petersfriedhof will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Hellbrunn and Basilika St. Michael. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Old Town in Hallstatt--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kaprun to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, Basilika St. Michael
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. Go for a jaunt from Vienna to Weissenkirchen to see Wehrkirche St. Michael about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wehrkirche St. Michael, Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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