16 days in Austria, Munich & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Munich & Madrid Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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St Gilgen, Austria
— 1 night
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Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 4 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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary app.

Austin, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Austin in September: highs in Vienna hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the next day, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to St Gilgen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

St Gilgen, Austria

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Wolfgang, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarre St. Wolfgang, examine the collection at Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, and finally make a trip to St Gilgen Mozartplatz.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St Gilgen journey planner.

St Gilgen is just a short distance from Salzburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seefeld in Tirol.

Things to do in St Gilgen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee and then hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seefeld in Tirol day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St Gilgen to Seefeld in Tirol takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Seefeld in Tirol

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace and then examine the collection at BMW Welt. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich online visit planner.

You can drive from Seefeld in Tirol to Munich in 2 hours. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Madrid travel planner.

You can fly from Munich to Madrid in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.