29 days in Austria Itinerary

29 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Vienna
— 6 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matrei in Osttirol
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Heiligenblut
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
6
Hallstatt
— 6 nights
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Vienna

— 6 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: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, stroll around Prater, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vienna route planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Vienna is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Vienna at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Pfarramt Soll (in Soll), Achensee (in Maurach) and Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stubaier Gletscher, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck online trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Innsbruck by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matrei in Osttirol: Kitzbuhel (Liebfrauenkirche & Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml). On the 21st (Wed), hike the day away at Gletscherweg Innergschloss.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Matrei in Osttirol trip maker site.

Drive from Innsbruck to Matrei in Osttirol in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in July, expect nights in Matrei in Osttirol to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Erlebniswelt Tauerngold and then take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Großglockner National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Heiligenblut trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Heiligenblut takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Heiligenblut to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 6 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hallstatt: Red Bull Ring (in Spielberg), Kurpark (in Bad Ischl) and Stift Admont (in Admont). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt online travel planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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.