18 days in Austria, Italian Alps & Czech Republic Itinerary

18 days in Austria, Italian Alps & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
2
Merano, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 28th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, thenget to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Denver, USA to Innsbruck is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Innsbruck. May in Innsbruck sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

3
nights
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff and Lago di Molveno. Explore Merano's surroundings by going to Kloster Neustift (in Varna), Val Gardena (in Selva di Val Gardena) and Bolzano (South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology & Duomo Maria Assunta). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Romedio and get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Merano planning tool.

Drive from Innsbruck to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Innsbruck, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Merano, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bolzano, Santuario di San Romedio, Kloster Neustift, Val Gardena, Lago di Molveno
Highlights from your plan
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Salzburg Cathedral and Schloss Hellbrunn. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sternarkaden.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Merano to Salzburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Merano in June; daily highs in Salzburg reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Melk Abbey and Peterskirche. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip website.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, walk around MEstsky park, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, thendon't miss a visit to Lavka pod Zamkem, and finally steep yourself in history at Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Cesky Krumlov sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franz Kafka Monument and Spanish Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Prague are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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