15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lech
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Zell am See
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
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Vienna

— 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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide and Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stop by Historic Center of Vienna, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik Wien, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Vienna is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Vienna. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, then stroll through Stubaier Gletscher, then hit the slopes at Schlick 2000, and finally hit the slopes at Hintertuxer Gletscher. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, then fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip website.

Fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lech.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lech

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Warth Schrocken, stroll through St. Anton, then get engrossed in the history at Ski museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blumen-Wander-Lehrpfad Faschina. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Natursprunge Weg, fly down the slopes at Skirunde Der Weisse Ring, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lech-Oberlech Tobbagon Run, and finally fly down the slopes at Ski Arlberg.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lech trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Innsbruck to Lech in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Lech, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Lech

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zell am See

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Explore hidden gems such as Kitzsteinhorn and Planai & Hochwurzen. Escape the urban bustle at Schmittenhohe and Ursprungalm. Change things up with these side-trips from Zell am See: Bad Hofgastein Ski Resort (in Bad Hofgastein), Pongauer Dom (in St Johann im Pongau) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). The adventure continues: stroll through Reiterkogelbahn, explore the activities along Lake Zell, don't miss a visit to Gipfelwelt 3000, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Tauern Spa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See road trip planning site.

Drive from Lech to Zell am See in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lech in February, plan for little chillier nights in Zell am See, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, examine the collection at Haus der Natur, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Salzburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Austria travel guide

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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.