28 days in Austria Itinerary

28 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

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Vienna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Schladming
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heiligenblut
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matrei in Osttirol
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel
— 4 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brand
— 4 nights
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Vienna

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Donauinsel and Wachau Valley. There's much more to do: stop by Historic Center of Vienna, try out the rides at Prater, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Vienna. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Salzburg

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get in touch with nature at Fuschlsee Rundweg and The Pilgrim's Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Stiegl-Brauwelt, and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Visiting Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Traunsee will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad (in Unterach am Attersee), Zeitgeschichte Museum und KZ-Gedenkstatte Ebensee (in Ebensee am Traunsee) and Karkogel (in Abtenau). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Admont, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Attersee, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt attractions planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Schladming.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schladming

— 2 nights
Schladming is a small former mining town in the northwest of the Austrian state of Styria that is now a popular tourist destination. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Woerschachklamm, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Riedingtal, fly down the slopes at Dachsteinuberquerung, get outside with Stoderzinken, then get outside with Silberkarklamm, and finally stroll through Wilde Wasser.

Plan trip to Schladming with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Hallstatt to Schladming in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Schladming

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Heiligenblut

— 2 nights
Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Erlebniswelt Tauerngold, take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Vincent. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Großglockner National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Heiligenblut trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Schladming to Heiligenblut in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In September in Heiligenblut, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Matrei in Osttirol

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Dorfertal, then make a trip to Nationalparkhaus Matrei, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, and finally admire the sheer force of Umbalfaelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Langlauf- und Biathlonzentrum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Assling, then soothe aching muscles at Aigner Badl, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Matrei in Osttirol trip planner.

You can drive from Heiligenblut to Matrei in Osttirol in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Matrei in Osttirol can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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. Get in touch with nature at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kitzbuhel: Frost (in Kaprun), Zell am See (Helicopter Tours, New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths, &more) and Schlegeisspeicher (in Ginzling). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd, look for all kinds of wild species at Sinne Erlebnispark an der Asitz Mittelstation, admire the natural beauty at Alpenblumengarten, and get outside with Pillerseetal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kitzbuhel holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kitzbuhel are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, appreciate the views at Stubaital, fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall, then relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld, and finally identify plant and animal life at Greifvogelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then explore the activities along Achensee, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brand.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Brand

— 4 nights
Visiting Lunersee and Blumen-Wander-Lehrpfad Faschina will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Brand: Partenen (Bielerhöhe Pass & Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße), Tandem Kurt Paragleitfluege (in Gaschurn) and Spullersee (in Dalaas). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Biospharenpark Grosses Walsertal.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brand holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Brand takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brand

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.