34 days in Austria Itinerary

34 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 9 nights
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Melk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 4 nights
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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: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and walk around Prater.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Vienna. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Melk

— 4 nights
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Get out of town with these interesting Melk side-trips: Fahrradmuseum (in Ybbs an der Donau), Mostelleria - Destillerie Farthofer (in Amstetten) and Schloss Walpersdorf (in Walpersdorf). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, step into the grandiose world of Hinterhaus Castle, and examine the collection at Motorrad-Museum.

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You can take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Vienna in May, Melk is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Melk

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

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.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Pfarre St. Wolfgang in St. Wolfgang, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

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You can drive from Melk to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melk in May since evenings lows in Salzburg dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 6 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 Stubaital (in Mutterbergalm). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), stroll through St. Anton, and hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.
Hallstatt is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt online itinerary planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Hallstatt by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Graz

— 4 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graz: Tierwelt Herberstein (in Stubenberg am See), Sensenwerk Deutschfeistritz (in Deutschfeistritz) and FLECKS SteirerBier (in Frohnleiten). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz Jesu Kirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche am Weizberg, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Eggenberg.

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You can drive from Hallstatt to Graz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Graz, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Graz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.