18 days in Austria Itinerary

18 days in Austria Itinerary

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18 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Graz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Klagenfurt
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Linz
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at MuR - Modernes & Raritaten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Eggenberg, then steep yourself in history at Stallbastei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Franciscans (Franziskanerkirche).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Graz trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Graz is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in September: high temperatures in Graz hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg

1
night
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), let little ones run wild at Parkbad Krumpendorf, and then see the interesting displays at Minimundus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Klagenfurt trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Graz to Klagenfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Klagenfurt, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), Parkbad Krumpendorf
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Minimundus ©
Minimundus

2
nights
Kaprun

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Margareta Church, then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, take an in-depth tour of Felberturm Museum, and then stop by Charisma Am Stadtplatz.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaprun visit planner.

You can drive from Klagenfurt to Kaprun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kaprun are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors Scenic Drive Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Charisma Am Stadtplatz, Felberturm Museum, Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Felberturm Museum ©
Felberturm Museum

2
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and then get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner .

You can drive from Kaprun to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Leutascher Geisterklamm
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Seewaldsee. Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and St Gilgen Mozartplatz (in St Gilgen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, head outdoors with Fuschlsee Rundweg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fuschlsee Rundweg, Gollinger Wasserfall, St Gilgen Mozartplatz, Seewaldsee
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pilgrim's Way, then see the interesting displays at FahrzeugMuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

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You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Linz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

FahrzeugMuseum
Highlights from your plan
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

1
night
Linz

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, then get engrossed in the history at KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ursulinenkirche.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Linz day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Linz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian
Highlights from your plan
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kirche am Steinhof for their historical value. Step out of Vienna to go to Melk and see Melk Abbey, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Votivkirche, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Linz to Vienna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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