36 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

36 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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36 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Salzburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Werfenweng
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ellmau
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Riezlern
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Imst
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Innsbruck
— 11 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Klagenfurt
— 3 nights
Drive:  12 h 30 min
End: Paris

5
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

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Paris, France to Salzburg is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Salzburg at 4°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Werfenweng.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Werfenweng

Werfenweng ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum Burg Golling and then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Alpendorf, and then don't miss a visit to Pongauer Dom.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Werfenweng trip builder app.

Getting from Salzburg to Werfenweng by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Salzburg in January, you will find days in Werfenweng are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kaprun.

Things to do in Werfenweng

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

St Johann im Pongau, Golling an der Salzach, Eisriesenwelt
Highlights from your plan
Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt
Ski Resort Alpendorf ©
Ski Resort Alpendorf
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

2
nights
Kaprun

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaprun: Leoganger Bergbahnen (in Leogang) and Dorfertal (in Kals am Grossglockner). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zell, get outside with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, relax and rejuvenate at Tauern Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Familienberg Maiskogel.

To find photos and tourist information, read Kaprun online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Werfenweng to Kaprun takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Kaprun are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ellmau.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leoganger Bergbahnen, Lake Zell, Dorfertal
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Dorfertal ©
Dorfertal
Tauern Spa ©
Tauern Spa

4
nights
Ellmau

Ellmau ©
Ellmau is a municipality in the district of Kufstein in the Austrian region of Sölllandl. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ellmau: Timoks Wild World (in Fieberbrunn) and Bummelzug Wildschonau (in Oberau). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, get your game on at Ellmi's Zauberwelt, have fun at Woergler Wasserwelt, and play a few rounds at Golf Eichenheim.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ellmau day trip website.

You can drive from Kaprun to Ellmau in 1.5 hours. In January in Ellmau, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Riezlern.

Things to do in Ellmau

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Fieberbrunn, Woergler Wasserwelt, Bummelzug Wildschonau, Hexenwasser
Highlights from your plan
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki ©
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Timoks Wild World ©
Timoks Wild World

2
nights
Riezlern

Riezlern ©
Riezlern is a village in Vorarlberg, Austria.In the winter season it is well known as a centre for alpine skiing. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Villa Maund and then admire the masterpieces at Alpinarium Galtur. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Vilsalpsee and then head outdoors with Lechweg.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Riezlern trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ellmau to Riezlern takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ellmau in January; daily highs in Riezlern reach 4°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imst.

Things to do in Riezlern

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lechweg, Villa Maund, Alpinarium Galtur, Vilsalpsee
Highlights from your plan
Vilsalpsee ©
Vilsalpsee
Alpinarium Galtur ©
Alpinarium Galtur
Lechweg ©
Lechweg

5
nights
Imst

Imst ©
Imst is a town in the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. Change things up with these side-trips from Imst: Zammer Lochputz (in Zams), Kaunertaler Gletscher (in Feichten) and Umhausen (Otzi-Dorf & Stuibenfall). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at See Ski Resort, examine the collection at obergurgl, get in on the family fun at Alpine Coaster, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Alpentherme Ehrenberg.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Imst trip planner.

You can drive from Riezlern to Imst in 2 hours. Traveling from Riezlern in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Imst, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Imst

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Reutte, Umhausen, Brauerei Schloss Starkenberg, Zammer Lochputz, Kaunertaler Gletscher
Highlights from your plan
Wiggi Rafting ©
Wiggi Rafting
obergurgl ©
obergurgl
Alpentherme Ehrenberg ©
Alpentherme Ehrenberg

11
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Obernberger See (in Obernberg am Brenner), Achensee (in Maurach) and Abenteuerpark Achensee (in Achenkirch). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and stroll through Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Innsbruck route planning website.

Drive from Imst to Innsbruck in an hour. In January in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Mosern, Schwaz, Leutasch, Karwendel Bergbahn
Highlights from your plan
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

3
nights
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Einkaufszentrum Atrio (in Villach), Nocky Flitzer (in Turracher Hohe) and Turracher Hoehe (in Turrach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, examine the collection at Minimundus, and get curious at Planetarium Klagenfurt.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Klagenfurt trip planner.

Fly from Innsbruck to Klagenfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. February in Klagenfurt sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Einkaufszentrum Atrio, Nocky Flitzer, Burgbau Friesach, Turracher Hoehe, Ossiacher See
Highlights from your plan
Minimundus ©
Minimundus
Lake Worthersee ©
Lake Worthersee
Turracher Hoehe ©
Turracher Hoehe

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