15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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Innsbruck
— 1 night
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Linz
— 1 night
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Vienna
— 6 nights
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Graz
— 2 nights
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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 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, then don't miss a visit to Innsbruck Town Hall, then explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck attractions planner.

Venice, Italy to Innsbruck is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in November, things will get slightly colder in Innsbruck: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, go deep underground at Salt Mine Hallein, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hallstatt

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kleines Matterhorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally go for a walk through Old Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt vacation planning tool.

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 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Linz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Linz

— 1 night
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariendom, and then make a trip to Pöstlingbergbahn.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Linz driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Linz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vienna

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rathausplatz and Burggarten. Venture out of the city with trips to Stift Durnstein (in Durnstein), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Maria Theresia Denkmal, see the interesting displays at Leopold Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Linz to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Graz

— 2 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 16th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm and then walk around Schlossberg. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz, see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, and finally make a trip to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Graz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Graz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Graz

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.