15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Charlotte

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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, try out the rides at Prater, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 41°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Kitzbuhel

— 2 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. On the 29th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, then fly down the slopes at Pro-Skischule, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kitzbuheler Innenstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitzbuhel trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, Kitzbuhel is little chillier than Salzburg - with highs of 35°F and lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Hochoetz (in Solden), Faszination Zugspitze Erlebnis Museum (in Ehrwald) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), fly down the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Kitzbuhel in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Innsbruck, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.