16 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

16 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps route planner

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Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Millstatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lienz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaprun
— 1 night
Drive
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Soll
— 2 nights
Drive
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Neustift im Stubaital
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reutte
— 2 nights
Drive to Innsbruck Airport, Fly to Sacramento

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Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburger Freilichtmuseum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at DomQuartier Salzburg and Franziskanerkirche. When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Gollinger Wasserfall in Golling an der Salzach, approximately Golling an der Salzach away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kapuzinerberg, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus).

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg attractions planner.

Sacramento, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sacramento to Salzburg, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Millstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Millstatt

— 2 nights
Millstatt am See is a market town of the Spittal an der Drau District in Carinthia, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): cruise along Malta High Alpine Road, then see the interesting displays at Burg Mauterndorf, and then Head underground at Raggaschlucht. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Granatium, then head outdoors with Millstatter See, then examine the collection at Bonsaimuseum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Sommeregg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Millstatt trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Millstatt takes 2 hours. In June in Millstatt, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lienz.

Things to do in Millstatt

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lienz

— 2 nights
Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Stadt Museum Aguntum, then take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Umbalfaelle. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Assling, explore the striking landscape of Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Alban.

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Traveling by car from Millstatt to Lienz takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lienz are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaprun.

Things to do in Lienz

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kaprun

— 1 night
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, then head outdoors with Klammsee, and finally get outside with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaprun travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lienz to Kaprun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Soll.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Soll

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hexenwasser, then hit the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, and finally explore the activities along Schwarzsee. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Soll, take in the dramatic natural features at Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm, then step into the grandiose world of Tratzberg Castle, and finally trek along Wolfsklamm Gorge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Soll journey builder app.

You can drive from Kaprun to Soll in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Neustift im Stubaital.

Things to do in Soll

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Leutascher Geisterklamm. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall, then admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, then examine the collection at Tirol Panorama, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Neustift im Stubaital driving holiday planner.

Getting from Soll to Neustift im Stubaital by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Soll in June, you will find days in Neustift im Stubaital are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reutte.

Things to do in Neustift im Stubaital

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Reutte

— 2 nights
Reutte is a market town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Lourdeskapelle, get outside with Vilsalpsee, then hit the slopes at Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, and finally examine the collection at Burgenwelten Ehrenberg.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reutte trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Neustift im Stubaital to Reutte in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Reutte sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reutte

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.