32 days in Austria Itinerary

32 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

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Vienna
— 7 nights
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Heiligenblut
— 3 nights
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Matrei in Osttirol
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 4 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.
Visiting Donauinsel and Kongressbad will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Vienna at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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. Visiting Grossglockner High Alpine Road and Großglockner National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Heiligenblut side-trips: Millstatt (Golfplatz Millstatter See & Millstatter See). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vodopad Jungfernsprung and make a trip to Edelweissspitze.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Heiligenblut trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Vienna to Heiligenblut by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Vienna in October, plan for little chillier nights in Heiligenblut, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol

— 5 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Grossglockner and Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolomitengolf Osttirol (in Lavant), Obertilliach (Langlauf- und Biathlonzentrum & Golzentipp) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). On the 12th (Tue), hike the day away at Gletscherweg Innergschloss.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Matrei in Osttirol travel planner.

You can drive from Heiligenblut to Matrei in Osttirol in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 6 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visiting Achensee and Bergisel Ski Jump will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Swarovski Kristallwelten and Dom zu St. Jakob. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Neustift im Stubaital (Stubaier Gletscher, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Karwendel Bergbahn (in Pertisau) and Hinterriss-Eng (in Hinterriss). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, look for all kinds of wild species at Leutascher Geisterklamm, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and appreciate the views at Stubaital.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Matrei in Osttirol in October, you will find days in Innsbruck are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Visiting Eisriesenwelt and Lake Wolfgang will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburger Altstadt. Venture out of the city with trips to Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Bike Circus Saalbach (in Saalbach-Hinterglemm). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the activities along Lake Zell, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online travel route planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad. Get out of town with these interesting Hallstatt side-trips: Gmunden (Traunsee & Kaltenbachwildnis). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall, trek along Echernwand, and enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.