15 days in Upper Austria & Lower Austria Itinerary

15 days in Upper Austria & Lower Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Hallstatt
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gmunden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Linz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Steyr
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melk
— 4 nights
Drive to Vienna International Airport, Fly to Kuwait International Airport

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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.
Hallstatt is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, explore the activities along Hallstatter See, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, and stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt tour planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Hallstatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gmunden.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Gmunden

— 2 nights
Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria, Austria in the district of Gmunden. On the 16th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Traunsee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen, then explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Ort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lourdes Grotte, pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtsbasilika Maria Puchheim, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, and finally examine the collection at Tostmann Trachten.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Gmunden holiday planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Gmunden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Linz.

Things to do in Gmunden

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Linz

— 3 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Linz side-trips: Linzertor (in Freistadt), Weg im Schloßpark (in Scharding) and Parish Kefermarkt (in Kefermarkt). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn, get engrossed in the history at KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, examine the collection at Schlossmuseum Linz, and appreciate the history behind Dreifaltigkeitssaule.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Linz trip website.

Drive from Gmunden to Linz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Steyr.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Steyr

— 2 nights
Steyr is a statutory city, located in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Evangelische Kirche Steyr, make a trip to Zwischenbrucken, then don't miss a visit to Michaelerkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Dunklhof. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Christkindl Kirche, make a trip to Mechanische Krippe Christkindl, ponder the design of Leopoldi-Brunnen, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt Steyr, and finally see the interesting displays at Steyrtalbahn.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Steyr tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Linz to Steyr takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Melk.

Things to do in Steyr

Museums · Historic Sites

Melk

— 4 nights
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melk: Rax-Torlweg-Wandersteig (in Reichenau an der Rax), Benediktinerstift Göttweig (in Gottweig) and Baden (Casino Baden & Rosarium). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Melk Abbey, look for gifts at Wein & Keramik – Schneeweiss, pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, and admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melk road trip site.

You can drive from Steyr to Melk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Upper Austria travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Celebrate regional traditions and culture in Upper Austria, studded with castles, bike trails, and renowned museums. The region is quieter than many tourist centers in the country, and locals prefer it that way. This hidden gem may not have as many big-name attractions as other Austrian regions, but medieval villages, charming landscapes, modern galleries, and old-world cafes make visitors happy that they've wandered off the beaten path. For an Austrian adventure, stop by state's capital and artistic center, Linz, and enjoy other sights along the Danube River.

Lower Austria travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Specialty Museums
The country's largest province, Lower Austria, offers tourists a taste of Austrian history, culture, and scenery. This region is actually situated in the northernmost part of the country, but was named for its location downriver along the Danube. Take part in outdoor recreation or relax at a top-quality vineyard. Like much of Austria, this region hosts forests and mountains and is dotted with castles and lakes. Additional attractions include museums of traditional handicrafts, a historical abbey, and the nation's newest capital town.