32 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

32 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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32 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ehrwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kitzbuhel
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
4
Saalbach-Hinterglemm
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Lienz
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Klagenfurt
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Salzburg
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leutascher Geisterklamm and Stuibenfall. Step out of the city life by going to Grawa Wasserfall and Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Neustift im Stubaital (Stubaier Gletscher & Parasailing & Paragliding), Gorges de Gleirschklamm (in Scharnitz) and Greifvogelpark (in Umhausen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Tratzberg Castle, head outdoors with Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and stroll through Schlick 2000.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Innsbruck is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for much warmer days in Innsbruck, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ehrwald.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital, Umhausen, Schlick 2000, Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, Leutascher Geisterklamm
Highlights from your plan
Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Schlick 2000 ©
Schlick 2000

3
nights
Ehrwald

Ehrwald ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tiroler Zugspitzbahn and Hochzeiger Bergbahnen Pitztal AG. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rosengartenschlucht and Alpine Coaster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ehrwald: Gletscherpark Fendels (in Kaunertal), Vilsalpsee (in Tannheim) and Naturpark Kaunergrat (in Fliess).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ehrwald tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Innsbruck to Ehrwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ehrwald are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Ehrwald

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Imst, Hochzeiger Bergbahnen Pitztal AG, Gletscherpark Fendels, Burgenwelten Ehrenberg, Naturpark Kaunergrat
Highlights from your plan
Rosengartenschlucht ©
Rosengartenschlucht
Tiroler Zugspitzbahn ©
Tiroler Zugspitzbahn
Hochzeiger Bergbahnen Pitztal AG ©
Hochzeiger Bergbahnen Pitztal AG

4
nights
Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Pfarrkirche "Zum Heiligen Andreas" and Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bergbahn Kitzbuhel and Hintersteinersee. Get out of town with these interesting Kitzbuhel side-trips: Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml), Filzalmsee (in Brixen im Thale) and Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill (in Mittersill). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Waidring - Steinplatte, hit the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, explore the activities along Schwarzsee, and make a trip to Franziskaner Der Immakulata.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kitzbuhel tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ehrwald to Kitzbuhel takes 2.5 hours. July in Kitzbuhel sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Soll, Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, Waidring - Steinplatte, Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, Hintersteinersee
Highlights from your plan
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki ©
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki
Waidring - Steinplatte
Waidring - Steinplatte
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

3
nights
Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and Der Talschluss. Take a break from the city and head to Reiterkogelbahn and Familienberg Maiskogel. Explore Saalbach-Hinterglemm's surroundings by going to Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge (in Bad Gastein) and Gipfelwelt 3000 (in Zell am See).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saalbach-Hinterglemm route planner.

Getting from Kitzbuhel to Saalbach-Hinterglemm by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Lienz.

Things to do in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kaprun, Zell am See, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
Schattberg X-press ©
Schattberg X-press
Reiterkogelbahn ©
Reiterkogelbahn

4
nights
Lienz

Lienz ©
Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Get in touch with nature at Grossglockner and Großglockner National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hauptplatz Lienz and Molltaler Gletscher. Change things up with these side-trips from Lienz: Raggaschlucht (in Flattach) and Kolnbreinsperre (in Malta). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, find something for the whole family at Wichtelpark, and stroll the grounds of Kosakenfriedhof.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lienz route app .

Getting from Saalbach-Hinterglemm to Lienz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lienz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Lienz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flattach, Wichtelpark, Kolnbreinsperre, Großglockner National Park, Grossglockner
Highlights from your plan
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Großglockner National Park ©
Großglockner National Park
Molltaler Gletscher ©
Molltaler Gletscher

4
nights
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Explore hidden gems such as Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz) and Villacher Alpenstraße. Take a break from the city and head to Ossiacher See and Tscheppaschlucht. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Klagenfurt: Millstatter See (in Millstatt), Landskron (Abenteuer Affenberg tt. & Landskron Castle) and Faaker See Lake (in Faak am See). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria-Wörth, contemplate the long history of Evangelische Kirche Im Stadtpark, don't miss a visit to Nockberge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche Heiliger Johannes der Taufer.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Klagenfurt attractions planning website .

Take a train from Lienz to Klagenfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Villach, Landskron, Pfarrkirche Heiliger Johannes der Taufer, Tscheppaschlucht, Nockalmstraße
Highlights from your plan
Millstatter See ©
Millstatter See
Maria-Wörth ©
Maria-Wörth

6
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburger Altstadt are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franziskanerkirche and Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Karkogel (in Abtenau), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, and steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip builder app .

Drive from Klagenfurt to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Liechtensteinklamm, Eisriesenwelt, Karkogel
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm

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