31 days in Austria Itinerary

31 days in Austria Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Zell am See
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 5 nights
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
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Graz
— 4 nights
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Vienna
— 9 nights
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Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach), Spruce Tree Castle (in Zell im Zillertal) and Neustift im Stubaital (Wilde Wasser Weg & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, explore the historical opulence of Kufstein Fortress, and hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online trip maker.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Innsbruck is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in July; daily highs in Innsbruck reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Zell am See

— 4 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.
Explore Zell am See's surroundings by going to Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun), Berger Feinste Confiserie (in Lofer) and Heiligenblut (Grossglockner High Alpine Road & Großglockner National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), and head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zell am See, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zell am See in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, explore the activities along Lake Attersee, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip builder website.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Graz

— 4 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grublsee Alpenaquarium (in Vordernberg), Schaubergwerk Museum Oberzeiring (in Oberzeiring) and Red Bull Ring (in Spielberg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hundertwasserkirche, don't miss a visit to sterreichischer Skulpturenpark, and get outside with Baerenschuetzklamm.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Graz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Graz sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vienna

— 9 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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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You can drive from Graz to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.