21 days in Austria Itinerary

21 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 7 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Salzburg
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Hallstatt
— 4 nights
Train to Vienna, Fly to Riyadh

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Vienna

— 7 nights

City of Dreams

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Vienna. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Vienna reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Stubaier Gletscher and Bergisel Ski Jump. Venture out of the city with trips to Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld) and Ischgl (Ischgl-Samnaun ski area & Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Family-friendly places like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mirabell Palace will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Pfarrkirche U. L. Frau Geburt in Altenmarkt im Pongau (in Altenmarkt im Pongau) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Hallstatter See. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.