15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Klagenfurt
— 1 night
Drive
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Graz
— 1 night
Drive
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Melk
— 1 night
Train
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Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly

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Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, then fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and then hit the slopes at Rosshutte. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hintertuxer Gletscher, then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary app.

Nantes, France to Innsbruck is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) will appeal to history buffs. Schloss Hellbrunn and Red Bull Hangar-7 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Haus der Natur, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Hallstatt

— 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Hallstatt Lutheran Church. We've included these beaches for you: Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip maker app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Klagenfurt

— 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee, then see the interesting displays at Minimundus, and finally ponder the design of Lindwurmbrunnen.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Klagenfurt road trip website.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Klagenfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Graz

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Hauptplatz, then explore the galleries of Schloss Eggenberg, then examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz.

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You can drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melk.

Things to do in Graz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Melk

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey, admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, and finally make a trip to Stift Durnstein.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melk road trip planner.

Getting from Graz to Melk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Graz in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melk, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vienna

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Melk to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melk in April since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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.