25 days in Austria Itinerary

25 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria journey planner

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Vienna
— 5 nights
Fly
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Neustift im Stubaital
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Obergurgl
— 2 nights
Drive
4
St. Anton am Arlberg
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Nesselwaengle
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mayrhofen
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Vienna

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Historic Center of Vienna and The Hofburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Weingut Esterhazy (in Trausdorf an der Wulka) and Weingut Freigut Thallern (in Gumpoldskirchen). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien, steep yourself in history at Freyung, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Vienna due to the time zone difference. In December, Vienna is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Neustift im Stubaital.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dom zu St. Jakob and Maria Waldrast. Escape the urban bustle at Bergisel Ski Jump and Hochsoelden. Get out of town with these interesting Neustift im Stubaital side-trips: Bergbahnen Oberperfuss (in Oberperfuss) and Innsbruck (Muttereralmpark & Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck).

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Neustift im Stubaital vacation planner.

Fly from Vienna to Neustift im Stubaital in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Neustift im Stubaital, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Obergurgl.

Things to do in Neustift im Stubaital

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Obergurgl

— 2 nights
Obergurgl is a village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Zirbenwald, examine the collection at Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, then ski along the peaceful trails at Hochgurgl, and then see the interesting displays at obergurgl.

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You can drive from Neustift im Stubaital to Obergurgl in 2 hours. In December in Obergurgl, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Obergurgl

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

St. Anton am Arlberg

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at St. Anton and Reuttener Seilbahnen. Visit St Anthony of Padua and Die Kirche von St. Jakob for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Anton am Arlberg: Skischaukel Bergwang (in Berwang), Skigebiet Nauders Bergkastel (in Nauders) and Skigebiet Kappl (in Kappl).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Anton am Arlberg trip itinerary website.

Getting from Obergurgl to St. Anton am Arlberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in St. Anton am Arlberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Nesselwaengle.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nesselwaengle

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lourdeskapelle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sessellift Wannenjoch.

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Traveling by car from St. Anton am Arlberg to Nesselwaengle takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Nesselwaengle can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Mayrhofen.

Things to do in Nesselwaengle

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Mayrhofen

— 4 nights
Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal (Ziller river valley) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Granatkapelle von Maria Botta and Pfarrkirche Sankt Virgil will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Pro-Skischule and Skischule Pertisau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mayrhofen: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (in Soll), Hintertux (Hintertuxer Gletscher & Hintertuxer Glecier) and Christlum (in Achenkirch). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Hochfugen Skigebiet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, and take advantage of the amenities at Westendorf.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mayrhofen trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Nesselwaengle to Mayrhofen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nesselwaengle in December, Mayrhofen is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Mayrhofen

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Untersberg and Buchensteinwand Ski Area. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Sommerrodelbahn Walchsee in Walchsee, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Mayrhofen to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.