20 days in Austria Itinerary

20 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria attractions planner

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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
— 1 night
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Portschach am Worther See
— 2 nights
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Bad Gastein
— 1 night
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Bregenz
— 1 night
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Willendorf in der Wachau
— 1 night
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Zell am See
— 3 nights
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Krimml
— 1 night
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
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Admont
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Salzburg (The Selinger, Mirabell Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck day trip planning app.

Vienna to Innsbruck is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

— 1 night
St. On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, then delve into the lush surroundings at Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad, and then hike along Schwarzensee Runde.

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Drive from Innsbruck to Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portschach am Worther See.

Things to do in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Portschach am Worther See

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, and then find something for the whole family at Minimundus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Ossiacher See, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Abenteuer Affenberg tt., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Passeggiata Lungolago.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Portschach am Worther See road trip planner.

You can drive from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut to Portschach am Worther See in 3 hours. July in Portschach am Worther See sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bad Gastein.

Things to do in Portschach am Worther See

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bad Gastein

— 1 night
Bad Gastein is a spa town in the district of St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall, then snap pictures at Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge, and then trek along Der Gasteiner Hoehenweg.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Gastein trip planning site.

You can drive from Portschach am Worther See to Bad Gastein in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bad Gastein can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bregenz.

Things to do in Bad Gastein

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bregenz

— 1 night
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Adlerwarte Eagle Observatory, make a trip to Bregenz Festival, and then go for a walk through Seepromenade.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bregenz sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bad Gastein to Bregenz by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bregenz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Willendorf in der Wachau.

Things to do in Bregenz

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Willendorf in der Wachau

— 1 night
On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at Venus of Willendorf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Laach, and then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Willendorf in der Wachau journey builder.

Traveling by car from Bregenz to Willendorf in der Wachau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bregenz in July since evenings lows in Willendorf in der Wachau dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Zell am See on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Willendorf in der Wachau

Nature · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Zell am See

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Skywalk Dachstein (in Ramsau am Dachstein). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Grossglockner High Alpine Road, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, hit the slopes at Zell Am See, and contemplate the waterfront views at Strandbad Zeller See.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zell am See travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Willendorf in der Wachau to Zell am See takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Willendorf in der Wachau in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Zell am See. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Krimml.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Krimml

— 1 night
Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krimml journey planning tool.

You can drive from Zell am See to Krimml in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Krimml

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hallstatt: Golling an der Salzach (Gollinger Wasserfall & Jahreszeiten-Weg) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Werfenweng). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Krimml to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Admont.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Admont

— 2 nights
Admont is a town in the Austrian state of Styria. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Leopoldsteinersee and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Admont. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nationalpark Gesaeuse.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Admont tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Admont takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Admont

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.