18 days in Austria Itinerary

18 days in Austria Itinerary

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18 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Matrei in Osttirol
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Salzburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna
— 6 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Swarovski Kristallwelten and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle). Your inner history buff will appreciate Dom zu St. Jakob and Burgruine Thaur. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg), Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn, and pause for some serene contemplation at Georgskapelle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Innsbruck is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Innsbruck, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for much warmer days in Innsbruck, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Burgruine Thaur, Haus Steht Kopf
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Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

2
nights
Matrei in Osttirol

Matrei in Osttirol ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz, then look for gifts at Loacker Cafe Heinfels, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hauptplatz Lienz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei, then see the interesting displays at Stadt Museum Aguntum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kosakenfriedhof, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Matrei in Osttirol road trip site .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Matrei in Osttirol takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Innsbruck in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Matrei in Osttirol: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lienz, Stadt Museum Aguntum, Grossglockner, Loacker Cafe Heinfels
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Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz ©
Stadt Museum Aguntum ©
Stadt Museum Aguntum
Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei ©
Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei

4
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna vacation planning website .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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