26 days in Austria Itinerary

26 days in Austria Itinerary

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26 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  5​h
1
Vienna
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ramsau am Dachstein
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zell am See
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
6
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schönbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melk Abbey and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Spend a fun-filled day on the 9th (Wed) at Prater. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, don't miss a visit to Judenplatz, admire the masterpieces at Hundertwasser House, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna vacation builder.

Barcelona, Spain to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

6
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun) and Untersberg. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Alpenseebad Mondsee (in Mondsee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, and explore the galleries of Mozart-Wohnhaus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Zoo Salzburg, Salt Mine Hallein, Alpenseebad Mondsee
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salz Welten and Laudachsee. Old Town and Kleiner Sonnstein are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and tour the water at your own pace with Lake Hallstatt Explorer.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt itinerary builder.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Hallstatt, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ramsau am Dachstein.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laudachsee, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, Kleiner Sonnstein
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kleiner Sonnstein ©
Kleiner Sonnstein

1
night
Ramsau am Dachstein

Ramsau am Dachstein
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then kick back and relax at Ramsau Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ramsau am Dachstein holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Ramsau am Dachstein takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Ramsau am Dachstein

Outdoors

4
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Step out of the city life by going to Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhohe. Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Hohenwerfen Castle (in Werfen) and Liechtensteinklamm (in Sankt Johann im Pongau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zell and stop by Charisma Am Stadtplatz.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zell am See custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ramsau am Dachstein to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Liechtensteinklamm, Kitzsteinhorn, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Schmitten in Zell am See ©
Schmitten in Zell am See

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Ambras Castle. Visit Golden Roof and Schloss Tratzberg for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Achensee (in Maurach), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and AREA 47 (in Otztal-Bahnhof). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, stop by Cafe Cardinal, Gebrüder Murauer GmbH, head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck vacation planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Tratzberg Castle, AREA 47, Achensee, Stubaier Gletscher
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Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher

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