17 days in Austria Itinerary

17 days in Austria Itinerary

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17 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Vienna
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Matrei in Osttirol
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

5
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online attractions planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Vienna due to the time zone difference. In October, Vienna is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

4
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Hallstatt (Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" & Hallstatter See). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Fuschlsee Rundweg
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
nights
Matrei in Osttirol

Matrei in Osttirol ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matrei in Osttirol: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Assling (Vitalpinum & Wildpark Assling) and Langlauf- und Biathlonzentrum (in Obertilliach).

Start your trip to Matrei in Osttirol by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Matrei in Osttirol takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Salzburg in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Matrei in Osttirol, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Assling, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Grossglockner, Langlauf- und Biathlonzentrum, Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee
Highlights from your plan
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Gletscherweg Innergschloss ©
Gletscherweg Innergschloss

4
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Spruce Tree Castle (in Zell im Zillertal), Achensee (in Maurach) and Hintertux Schleierwasserfall (in Hintertux). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Matrei in Osttirol, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Innsbruck, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, Stadtpfarrkirche, Hintertux Schleierwasserfall, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Spruce Tree Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

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