31 days in Austria Itinerary

31 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 7 nights
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Innsbruck
— 5 nights
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Matrei in Osttirol
— 4 nights
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Heiligenblut
— 3 nights
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
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Vienna

— 7 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Vienna, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Innsbruck

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matrei in Osttirol: Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd (in Kitzbuhel), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Wasserfall Hart (in Hart im Zillertal). On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Gletscherweg Innergschloss.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Matrei in Osttirol trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Innsbruck to Matrei in Osttirol in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Innsbruck in August: highs in Matrei in Osttirol hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Heiligenblut

— 3 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heiligenblut: Malta (Malta High Alpine Road & Fallbach Wasserfall), Groppenstein Gorge - Waterfall (in Obervellach) and Badesee Greifenburg (in Greifenburg). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Großglockner National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road and see the interesting displays at Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Heiligenblut trip planner.

Getting from Matrei in Osttirol to Heiligenblut by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heiligenblut are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 5 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Traunsee (in Gmunden), Red Bull Ring (in Spielberg) and Stift Admont (in Admont). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, take in the dramatic scenery at Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt attractions tool.

You can drive from Heiligenblut to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Abenteuerpark Planai (in Schladming), Wilde Wasser (in Rohrmoos-Untertal) and Werfen (Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.