35 days in Austria Itinerary

35 days in Austria Itinerary

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35 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Lienz
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Klagenfurt
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Graz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Salzburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna
— 7 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Appreciate the collections at Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Hexenwasser. Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Museum im Grunen Haus (in Reutte), Badestrand Achensee Nord (in Achenkirch) and Stift Stams (in Stams). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, contemplate the waterfront views at Baggersee Rossau, and pause for some serene contemplation at Herz-Jesu-Basilika.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Innsbruck is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Innsbruck is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Innsbruck, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lienz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Schwaz, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Hexenwasser, Congress Centrum, Herz-Jesu-Basilika
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

4
nights
Lienz

Lienz ©
Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Let the collections at Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz and Stadt Museum Aguntum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Felsenkapelle and Außervillgraten. Explore Lienz's surroundings by going to Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee (in Virgen), Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren (in Strassen) and Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei (in Matrei in Osttirol). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Loacker Point of Sale Heinfels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andra (Church of St. Andrew), and steep yourself in history at Pfarrkirche St. Alban.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lienz trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lienz in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Lienz

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol, St. Veit in Defereggen, Außervillgraten, Pfarrkirche Hopfgarten, Pfarrkirche zum hl. Apostel Jakobus d. Alteren
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz ©
Stadt Museum Aguntum ©
Stadt Museum Aguntum
Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei ©
Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei

4
nights
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Head to Bauernmarkt and Galerie Magnetfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Fussgangerzone and Stadtplatz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klagenfurt: Wachszieher- & Lebzelterwerkstatt und Museum (in Friesach), Werner Berg Museum (in Bleiburg) and Wehrkirche Diex (in Diex). There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Parkbad Krumpendorf, take in the exciting artwork at Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, stop by Tauchshop Piberstein/Klagenfurt Scuba Factory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kreuzberglkirche, Kreuzweg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Klagenfurt trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Lienz to Klagenfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wehrkirche Diex, Stadtplatz, Wachszieher- & Lebzelterwerkstatt und Museum, Maria-Wörth, Galerie Magnet
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Velden
Strandbad Velden
Werner Berg Museum ©
Werner Berg Museum
Maria-Wörth ©
Maria-Wörth

4
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Appreciate the collections at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum and Kunstglaserei & Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Well Welt Kumberg and Seebad Lunz Am See. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Graz: Olmuhle Hartlieb (in Heimschuh), Baernbach (Kirche St. Barbara & Hundertwasserkirche) and Olmuhle Kremsner (in Grossklein). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Puchmuseum, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, and learn about all things military at Militarluftfahrtmuseum Zeltweg.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Graz travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Klagenfurt to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Graz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baernbach, Militarluftfahrtmuseum Zeltweg, Olmuhle Kremsner, Seebad Lunz Am See, Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum ©
Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
Olmuhle Kremsner ©
Olmuhle Kremsner
Kunstglaserei & Museum ©
Kunstglaserei & Museum

3
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You'll get in some beach time at Badestrand Hallstatt and Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese. Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. When in Hallstatt, make a side trip to see Pfarre St. Wolfgang in St. Wolfgang, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, stop by Handwerk Haus, examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, and take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Graz to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Handwerk Haus, Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese, Pfarre St. Wolfgang, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Pfarre St. Wolfgang ©
Pfarre St. Wolfgang

6
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Appreciate the collections at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburger Altstadt. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Thomas Selinger.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

7
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strasse. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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