32 days in Austria Itinerary

32 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 7 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Schladming
— 4 nights
Drive
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Heiligenblut
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Prater make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Vienna online visit planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Family-friendly places like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen), Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang) and Golling an der Salzach (Gollinger Wasserfall & St. Nikolaus in Torren). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg, and make a splash at Alpenseebad Mondsee.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Lake Attersee. Change things up with these side-trips from Hallstatt: Karkogel (in Abtenau), Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad (in Unterach am Attersee) and Traunsee (in Gmunden). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, stroll through Echernwand, and go for a walk through Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Schladming.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schladming

— 4 nights
Schladming is a small former mining town in the northwest of the Austrian state of Styria that is now a popular tourist destination. Kids will appreciate attractions like Eisriesenwelt and Abenteuer Affenberg tt.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Schladming: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Werfenweng), Wagrain Grafenberg (in Wagrain) and Woerschachklamm (in Worschach). There's still lots to do: trek along Wilde Wasser, look for all kinds of wild species at Fitness- und Gesundheitsparcours Warmbad-Villach, explore the striking landscape at Garnitzenklamm, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Dachstein.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Schladming tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Schladming in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Schladming

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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. Kids will enjoy Grossglockner and Streichelzoo Moosalm. Change things up with these side-trips from Heiligenblut: Raggaschlucht (in Flattach), Falkenstein Castle (in Obervellach) and Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Großglockner National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Heiligenblut trip planner.

Getting from Schladming to Heiligenblut by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Heiligenblut, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 6 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rosshutte and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Achensee (in Maurach), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Kletterzentrum Zillertal (in Aschau im Zillertal). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Drive from Heiligenblut to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.