24 days in Austria Itinerary

24 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reutte
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 5 nights
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Vienna

— 6 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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Vienna. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Vienna at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Salzburg

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mirabell Palace. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang to see Pfarre St. Wolfgang about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel

— 4 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Family-friendly places like Grossglockner and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kitzbuhel: Triassic Park (in Waidring), Buchensteinwand Ski Area (in St. Ulrich am Pillersee) and Pro-Skischule (in Westendorf). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol, hit the slopes at Westendorf, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei, and stroll through Ellmau Ski Resort and Village.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kitzbuhel day trip website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in December, things will get little chillier in Kitzbuhel: highs are around 1°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reutte.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Reutte

— 3 nights
Reutte is a market town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Bring the kids along to Faszination Zugspitze Erlebnis Museum and Lermoos. Get out of town with these interesting Reutte side-trips: Sessellift Wannenjoch (in Tannheim) and Salvesenklamm (in Tarrenz). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lourdeskapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt St Anna, and hit the slopes at Bergbahnen Langes.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reutte trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Reutte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kitzbuhel in December, you will find days in Reutte are a bit warmer (6°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Reutte

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Bergisel Ski Jump. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Skigebiet Nauders Bergkastel (in Nauders), Hochfugen Skigebiet (in Fugen) and Kletterzentrum Zillertal (in Aschau im Zillertal). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, pause for some serene contemplation at Heilig-Geist-Kirche, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip maker website.

Drive from Reutte to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

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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.