26 days in Austria Itinerary

26 days in Austria Itinerary

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26 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Vienna
1
Vienna
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Krumbach
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
St. Wolfgang
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Linz
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Melk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
St. Veit in Defereggen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Vienna

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and get in on the family fun at Prater.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Taufer und St. Johannes der Evangelist, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

Make your Salzburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Golling an der Salzach, Zoo Salzburg
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
DomQuartier Salzburg ©
DomQuartier Salzburg

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You've now added Basilica Wilten to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten and then get to know the fascinating history of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Tirol Panorama, then explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Krumbach.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
Highlights from your plan
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

1
night
Krumbach

Krumbach ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a splash at Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krumbach day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Innsbruck to Krumbach. Traveling from Innsbruck in October, Krumbach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Wolfgang.

Things to do in Krumbach

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg, Die St. Georgs-Kathedrale, Johannesbachklamm
Highlights from your plan
Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg ©
Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg
Die St. Georgs-Kathedrale ©
Die St. Georgs-Kathedrale
Johannesbachklamm ©
Johannesbachklamm

3
nights
St. Wolfgang

St. Wolfgang ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, and finally see the top attractions with Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt and then go for a walk through Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St. Wolfgang day trip planning app.

You can drive from Krumbach to St. Wolfgang in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Linz.

Things to do in St. Wolfgang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Fuschlsee Rundweg, Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker, Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, Alpenseebad Mondsee
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt

3
nights
Linz

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ars Electronica Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian and then take an in-depth tour of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Linz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from St. Wolfgang to Linz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Melk on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oberer Stadtplatz, Silberzeile, Tiergarten, KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian
Highlights from your plan
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica Center
Zahnmuseum Linz ©
Zahnmuseum Linz

2
nights
Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wehrkirche St. Michael, then hike along Weinweg Langenlois, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein and then contemplate the long history of Stift Altenburg.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melk trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Linz to Melk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Weissenkirchen, Stift Altenburg, Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, Burgruine Duernstein, Weinweg Langenlois
Highlights from your plan
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Stift Altenburg ©
Stift Altenburg

3
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melk to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Veit in Defereggen.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stoderzinken, Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH ©
Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt

2
nights
St. Veit in Defereggen

St. Veit in Defereggen
On the 14th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Umbalfaelle.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Veit in Defereggen online route planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to St. Veit in Defereggen in 3 hours. In October in St. Veit in Defereggen, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in St. Veit in Defereggen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Sillian, Virgen
Highlights from your plan
Umbalfaelle
Umbalfaelle
Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee ©
Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee
Außervillgraten ©
Außervillgraten