44 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

44 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Salzburg Airport, Drive to Zell am See
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Zell am See
— 6 nights
Drive
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Villach
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 11 nights
Drive
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Bregenz
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Anton am Arlberg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 10 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Dubai

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Zell am See

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Zell and Strandbad Zeller See. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zell am See: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Wagrain Grafenberg (in Wagrain) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Schattberg X-press.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zell am See is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubai to Zell am See, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Zell am See at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Villach.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Villach

— 6 nights
Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. Attractions like Lake Worthersee and Abenteuer Affenberg tt. make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Villach's surroundings by going to Eboardmuseum (in Klagenfurt), Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel (in Keutschach am See) and Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz) (in Launsdorf). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Minimundus, cruise along Malta High Alpine Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Fallbach Wasserfall, and explore the historical opulence of Landskron Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Villach travel planner.

Getting from Zell am See to Villach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Villach

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 11 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Karkogel (in Abtenau), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Sommerrodelbahn Keltenblitz (in Bad Durrnberg). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Villach to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bregenz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bregenz

— 5 nights
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Kids will enjoy Alpine-Coaster-Golm and Wildpark Feldkirch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bregenz: Feldkirch (Radiomuseum Feldkirch & 7Spices - Gewurze und Delikatessen), Brand (Natursprunge Weg, Lunersee, &more) and Burgruine Alt-Ems (in Hohenems). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Bregenz Festival, take in the pleasant sights at Seepromenade, get great views at Pfander, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche Bartholomaberg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Bregenz online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bregenz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bregenz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Bregenz

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

St. Anton am Arlberg

— 5 nights
Kids will enjoy Alpine Coaster and Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Anton am Arlberg: Rosengartenschlucht (in Imst), Ischgl (Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl & Ischgl-Samnaun ski area) and Wolfsee (in Fiss). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Biospharenpark Grosses Walsertal.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Anton am Arlberg trip planner.

Getting from Bregenz to St. Anton am Arlberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in St. Anton am Arlberg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 10 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Altstadt von Innsbruck. Venture out of the city with trips to Ehrwalder Almsee (in Ehrwald), Seekirchl (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Schwaz (Museum der Voelker & Schwazer Silberbergwerk). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Innsbruck online attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Anton am Arlberg to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Lookouts · Historic Sites
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.