28 days in Austria Itinerary

28 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Hallstatt
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zell am See
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matrei in Osttirol
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vienna
— 8 nights
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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.
Step out of Hallstatt to go to Gmunden and see Traunsee, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hallstatt attractions planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hallstatt is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Hallstatt due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and St Gilgen (Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker & Lake Wolfgang). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zell am See

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm, then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Frost, then stroll through New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths, and then explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zell am See itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Matrei in Osttirol side-trips: Club Aktiv Moelltal (in Flattach), Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml) and Heiligenblut (Grossglockner High Alpine Road & Großglockner National Park).

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matrei in Osttirol online trip builder.

You can drive from Zell am See to Matrei in Osttirol in an hour. In July in Matrei in Osttirol, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Neustift im Stubaital), Stubai Tree House Trail (in Fulpmes) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, walk around Spruce Tree Castle, and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck journey planner.

Getting from Matrei in Osttirol to Innsbruck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna

— 8 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and walk around Volksgarten.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder tool.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

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.