16 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

16 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 7 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Jeddah

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Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Bring the kids along to Mirabell Palace and Salzburg Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in May: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kaprun

— 2 nights
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Jausenstation Gamsblickhutte Hintersee, then take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Vincent.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kaprun trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kaprun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kaprun can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kaprun

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 7 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Bring the kids along to The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Altstadt von Innsbruck. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Achensee (in Maurach), Schwazer Silberbergwerk (in Schwaz) and Kufstein (Historischer Rundwanderweg Kufstein, Kufstein Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and stroll through Rosshutte.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.