17 days in Austria Itinerary

17 days in Austria Itinerary

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17 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Vienna
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Melk
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Graz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Gmunden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Zell am See
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Maurach
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Neustift im Stubaital
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Schottenkirche. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Dominican Church, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and learn about all things military at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip maker website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Vienna. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, things will get cooler in Vienna: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof)

1
night
Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Burgruine Aggstein, then look for gifts at Wein & Wachau, and then admire the striking features of Melk Abbey.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melk trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Melk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Burgruine Aggstein
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Burgruine Aggstein ©
Burgruine Aggstein
Wein & Wachau ©
Wein & Wachau

2
nights
Graz

Graz
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Succor (Mariahilferkirche), contemplate the waterfront views at Hilmteich, then make a trip to Basilika Mariatrost, and finally see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Island in the Mur, then stroll through Schloss Eggenberg, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Gosting, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hundertwasserkirche.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Graz trip planner.

Drive from Melk to Graz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melk in November, Graz is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, Hundertwasserkirche
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Hundertwasserkirche
Hundertwasserkirche
Burgruine Gosting ©
Burgruine Gosting
Hilmteich ©
Hilmteich

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Freibad Leopoldskron.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour builder site.

You can drive from Graz to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gmunden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

1
night
Gmunden

Gmunden ©
Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria, Austria in the district of Gmunden. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Ort, explore the activities along Traunsee, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Attersee.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gmunden travel planning tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Gmunden by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Gmunden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Attersee
Highlights from your plan
Traunsee ©
Traunsee
Seeschloss Ort ©
Seeschloss Ort

2
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Margareta Church, don't miss a visit to Burg Kaprun, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and finally catch a ride on Leoganger Bergbahnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): hit the slopes at Familienberg Maiskogel and then fly down the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zell am See trip planner.

You can drive from Gmunden to Zell am See in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maurach.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaprun, Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki, Leoganger Bergbahnen
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki ©
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki
Familienberg Maiskogel ©
Familienberg Maiskogel

2
nights
Maurach

Maurach ©
On the 21st (Sat), go deep underground at Schwazer Silberbergwerk and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benediktinerabtei St. Georgenberg. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Achensee, shop like a local with Haus Steht Kopf, and then see the interesting displays at Hexenwasser.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maurach travel route planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Maurach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November in Maurach, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Maurach

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Schwaz, Hexenwasser, Benediktinerabtei St. Georgenberg
Highlights from your plan
Achensee ©
Achensee
Benediktinerabtei St. Georgenberg ©
Benediktinerabtei St. Georgenberg
Schwazer Silberbergwerk ©
Schwazer Silberbergwerk

2
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 23rd (Mon), head outdoors with Moeserer See, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seekirchl, then explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally look for gifts at Speckeria. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuit Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and finally enjoy some diversion at Olympiabad Seefeld.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck attractions planning website.

Innsbruck is just a stone's throw from Maurach. In November, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Neustift im Stubaital.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Moeserer See
Highlights from your plan
Seekirchl ©
Seekirchl
Moeserer See ©
Moeserer See
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

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night
Neustift im Stubaital

Neustift im Stubaital ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hit the slopes at Neustift and then contemplate the waterfront views at Obernberger See.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Neustift im Stubaital vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Neustift im Stubaital is just a short distance from Innsbruck. While traveling from Innsbruck, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Neustift im Stubaital, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Neustift im Stubaital

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Obernberger See, Neustift
Highlights from your plan
Obernberger See ©
Obernberger See
Neustift ©
Neustift

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