15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

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Vienna
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soll
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Vienna

— 5 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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Vienna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vienna, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kals am Grossglockner.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Kals am Grossglockner

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Der Drauradweg, get in on the family fun at Wichtelpark, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Assling, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kals am Grossglockner trip builder tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Kals am Grossglockner in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vienna in July: high temperatures in Kals am Grossglockner hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Soll.

Things to do in Kals am Grossglockner

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Soll

— 3 nights
Kids will enjoy Bergisel Ski Jump and Hexenwasser. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpenzoo (in Innsbruck), Wildpark Aurach (in Aurach bei Kitzbuehel) and Triassic Park (in Waidring).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Soll trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kals am Grossglockner to Soll in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Soll can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Soll

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Soll to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

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.