19 days in Austria Itinerary

19 days in Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Train:  1 h
1
Melk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Grunau im Almtal
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Graz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Podersdorf am See
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Vienna
— 11 nights
End: Vienna

2
nights
Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 31st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, then stop by Wein & Wachau, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schallaburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benediktinerstift Göttweig, then pause for some serene contemplation at Piaristenkirche, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Melk tour itinerary planning website.

Vienna to Melk is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vienna in August: highs in Melk hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grunau im Almtal.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Burgruine Duernstein, Schallaburg, Piaristenkirche, Burgruine Aggstein
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Benediktinerstift Göttweig ©
Benediktinerstift Göttweig

1
day
Grunau im Almtal

Grunau im Almtal ©
Grünau im Almtal is a village in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.GeographyGrünau is surrounded by mountains with a central river that runs throughout the valley.SportGrünau also has a passionate connection with their local football team, UFC Drack Bau Grünau. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Almsee, explore the activities along Traunsee, and then explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Ort.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grunau im Almtal trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Melk to Grunau im Almtal in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Grunau im Almtal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gmunden
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Almsee ©
Almsee
Traunsee ©
Traunsee
Seeschloss Ort ©
Seeschloss Ort

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and then go deep underground at Salzwelten. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then tour the water at your own pace with Lake Hallstatt Explorer, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grunau im Almtal to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

2
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): Head underground at Lurgrotte Semriach, explore the galleries of Schloss Eggenberg, and then explore the activities along Hilmteich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus Graz, stop by Island in the Mur, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Graz trip planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Graz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Podersdorf am See.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lurgrotte Semriach
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Hilmteich ©
Hilmteich
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Lurgrotte Semriach ©
Lurgrotte Semriach

1
night
Podersdorf am See

Podersdorf am See
Podersdorf am See is a market town in the district of Neusiedl am See in Burgenland in the east of Austria on the shore of the Neusiedler See. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Podersdorf am See trip planner.

Drive from Graz to Podersdorf am See in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Podersdorf am See are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Podersdorf am See

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel

11
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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Step out of the city life by going to Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Kahlenberg. Change things up with a short trip to Donau Cycle Path in Passau (about 6 hours away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Podersdorf am See to Vienna in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Donau Cycle Path
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace