38 days in Austria Itinerary

38 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

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Innsbruck
— 5 nights
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Kaprun
— 4 nights
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Zell am See
— 4 nights
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Klagenfurt
— 6 nights
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Spital am Pyhrn
— 4 nights
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Linz
— 4 nights
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), Stiegenhaushof (in Schwendau) and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, ski along the peaceful trails at St. Anton, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and indulge in some personalized pampering at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

New York City, USA to Innsbruck is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Innsbruck, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kaprun.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kaprun

— 4 nights
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Venture out of the city with trips to Edelweissspitze (in Fusch), Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml) and Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei (in Matrei in Osttirol). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, see the interesting displays at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Margareta Church, and head outdoors with Frost.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaprun online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Kaprun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May in Kaprun, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zell am See

— 4 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zell am See: Weitmoserschlossl Bad Hofgastein (in Bad Hofgastein), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut) and Malteiner Wasserspiele (in Malta). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, hit the slopes at Zell Am See, explore the fascinating underground world of Kitzlochklamm, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schmittenhohe.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Zell am See journey maker.

Zell am See is just a stone's throw from Kaprun. In May, daytime highs in Zell am See are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Klagenfurt

— 6 nights

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klagenfurt: Graz (Altstadt von Graz, Rathaus, &more), Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum (in Thal bei Graz) and Burg Taggenbrunn (in Sankt Georgen am Langsee). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria-Wörth, examine the collection at Klagenfurt Kinomuseum, and grab your bike and head to Europapark.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Klagenfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Spital am Pyhrn.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Spital am Pyhrn

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Burg Strechau (in Lassing), Admont (Stift Admont & Nationalpark Gesaeuse) and Grunau im Almtal (Grosser Und Kleiner Odsee, Almsee, &more).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Spital am Pyhrn trip planner.

Getting from Klagenfurt to Spital am Pyhrn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Linz.

Things to do in Spital am Pyhrn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Linz

— 4 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Explore Linz's surroundings by going to Melk (Wein & Wachau, Melk Abbey, &more), Scharding (Unterer Stadtplatz, Weg im Schloßpark, &more) and Schlogener Blick (in Haibach ob der Donau). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, pause for some photo ops at Dreifaltigkeitssaule, don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian.

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Traveling by car from Spital am Pyhrn to Linz takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hallstatt: Gmunden (Traunsee & Kaltenbachwildnis) and Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen (in Traunkirchen). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Linz to Hallstatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen) and Golling an der Salzach (Gollinger Wasserfall & Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Taufer und St. Johannes der Evangelist). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.

Upper Austria travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Celebrate regional traditions and culture in Upper Austria, studded with castles, bike trails, and renowned museums. The region is quieter than many tourist centers in the country, and locals prefer it that way. This hidden gem may not have as many big-name attractions as other Austrian regions, but medieval villages, charming landscapes, modern galleries, and old-world cafes make visitors happy that they've wandered off the beaten path. For an Austrian adventure, stop by state's capital and artistic center, Linz, and enjoy other sights along the Danube River.