16 days in Austria Itinerary

16 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salzburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Seewalchen am Attersee
— 1 night
Drive
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Linz
— 2 nights
Train
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Klagenfurt
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Lech
— 2 nights
Drive to Innsbruck Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro

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Salzburg

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then examine the collection at Haus der Natur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then view the masterpieces at Galerie 5020, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online travel route planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Salzburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get colder in Salzburg: highs are around 4°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Seewalchen am Attersee.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Seewalchen am Attersee

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Tostmann Trachten, see the interesting displays at Pfahlbau Pavillon Seewalchen am Attersee, then stroll through Gustav Klimt Themenweg, then view the masterpieces at Kathe Zwach Galerie, and finally see the interesting displays at Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seewalchen am Attersee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Seewalchen am Attersee takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Linz.

Things to do in Seewalchen am Attersee

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Linz

— 2 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, then browse the different shops at Haid Shoppingcenter, then buy something for everyone on your list at PlusCity, and finally view the masterpieces at Brunnhofer Galerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Ars Electronica Center, see the interesting displays at Textiles Zentrum Haslach, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mechanische Klangfabrik, then see the interesting displays at Museum der Sinne Villa Sinnenreich, and finally see the interesting displays at Zahnmuseum Linz.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Linz trip website.

Traveling by car from Seewalchen am Attersee to Linz takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Time Travel Vienna. Shop till you drop at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Vienna Naschmarkt. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, and step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

You can take a train from Linz to Vienna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Klagenfurt

— 2 nights

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Auer von Welsbach Museum, examine the collection at Burgbau Friesach, then take an in-depth tour of Wachszieher- & Lebzelterwerkstatt und Museum, then explore the world behind art at Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Robert Musil Literatur Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Gail, stop by Ullis Laden Gifts, browse the different shops at ATRIO Villach, then pick up some local products at Benediktinermarkt, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at City Arkaden Klagenfurt.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Klagenfurt trip planning website.

Getting from Vienna to Klagenfurt by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Klagenfurt, with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Stubaier Gletscher, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then stroll through Bergisel Ski Jump. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, then take in the awesome beauty at Klettersteig Innsbruck, then pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, and finally look for gifts at Speckeria.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Klagenfurt to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lech.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lech

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Ski Arlberg and then fly down the slopes at St. Anton. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lech-Oberlech Tobbagon Run, then hit the slopes at See Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Sport Jennewein.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lech trip itinerary maker site.

You can 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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lech when traveling from Innsbruck in January, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lech

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.