51 days in Austria Itinerary

51 days in Austria Itinerary

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51 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  30​h
1
Graz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hallstatt
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salzburg
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
4
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ischgl
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ehrwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Matrei in Osttirol
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Zell am See
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Klagenfurt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Vienna
— 11 nights
Fly + bus:  28​h
End: Canberra

3
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Schloss Eggenberg and Altstadt von Graz. Appreciate the collections at Landeszeughaus and Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Stift Neuberg (in Neuberg an der Muerz), Seebad Lunz Am See (in Lunz am See) and Well Welt Kumberg (in Kumberg). The adventure continues: stroll around Schlossberg, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Weingut Lackner-Tinnacher, and see the interesting displays at Kunstglaserei & Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Graz online visit planner .

Canberra, Australia to Graz is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to Graz is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Canberra in June, expect Graz to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Weinhof Platzer, Seebad Lunz Am See, Weingut Erwin Sabathi, Kunstglaserei & Museum, Weingut Lackner-Tinnacher
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Landeszeughaus ©
Landeszeughaus

5
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pfarre St. Wolfgang and Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary. Explore Hallstatt's surroundings by going to Puchheimer Au (in Attnang-Puchheim), Langbathseen (in Ebensee am Traunsee) and Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad (in Unterach am Attersee). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Salzwelten, enjoy the sand and surf at Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Admont.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt travel 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 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Obertraun, Friedenskirchlein, Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese, Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm, Kaiser-Villa
Highlights from your plan
Pfarre St. Wolfgang ©
Pfarre St. Wolfgang
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and Petersfriedhof for their historical value. Basilika St. Michael and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee (in Perwang am Grabensee), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Salt Mine Hallein (in Hallein). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Basilika St. Michael, Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee, Gollinger Wasserfall, Salt Mine Hallein, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) and Tyrolean Folk Art Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grawa Wasserfall and Achensee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, hit the slopes at Rosshutte, admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, and enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Achensee Nord.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planning website .

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Ischgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Neustift im Stubaital, Hinterriss, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Badestrand Achensee Nord
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher

2
nights
Ischgl

Ischgl ©
Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Gletscherpark Fendels, then hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, and then steep yourself in history at Finstermünz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wandergebiet Nauders, don't miss a visit to St Anthony of Padua, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Anton.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ischgl online vacation planner .

Getting from Innsbruck to Ischgl by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ehrwald.

Things to do in Ischgl

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Anton am Arlberg, Finstermünz, Wandergebiet Nauders, Gletscherpark Fendels
Highlights from your plan
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
St. Anton ©
St. Anton

4
nights
Ehrwald

Ehrwald ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Burgenwelten Ehrenberg and Hochfeldernalm. Get in touch with nature at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and Ehrwalder Almsee. Get out of town with these interesting Ehrwald side-trips: Greifvogelpark (in Umhausen), Sessellift Wannenjoch (in Tannheim) and Rosengartenschlucht (in Imst).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ehrwald journey builder site .

Getting from Ischgl to Ehrwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Ehrwald, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Ehrwald

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sessellift Wannenjoch, Golfpark Mieminger Plateau, Blindsee, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Rosengartenschlucht
Highlights from your plan
Burgenwelten Ehrenberg ©
Burgenwelten Ehrenberg
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ©
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Sessellift Wannenjoch ©
Sessellift Wannenjoch

4
nights
Matrei in Osttirol

Matrei in Osttirol ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz and Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei. Take a break from the city and head to Grossglockner and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle). Get out of town with these interesting Matrei in Osttirol side-trips: Stadt Museum Aguntum (in Dolsach), Assling (Vitalpinum & Wildpark Assling) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matrei in Osttirol road trip tool .

Getting from Ehrwald to Matrei in Osttirol by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ehrwald in July, expect nights in Matrei in Osttirol to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zell am See.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lienz, Assling, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Stadt Museum Aguntum
Highlights from your plan
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner

4
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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.
Kufstein Fortress and St. Maximillian will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Hexenwasser and Liechtensteinklamm. Venture out of the city with trips to Filzalmsee (in Brixen im Thale), Kitzbuhel (Alpenhaus am Kitzbueheler Horn & Schwarzsee) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). On the 13th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Schmittenhohe. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, explore the activities along Lake Zell, and snap pictures at Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Matrei in Osttirol to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Kaprun, Kufstein Fortress, Filzalmsee, Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
Kufstein Fortress
Kufstein Fortress
Schmitten in Zell am See ©
Schmitten in Zell am See

4
nights
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Visit Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz) and Maria-Wörth for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Minimundus and Villacher Alpenstraße. Venture out of the city with trips to Wehrkirche Diex (in Diex), Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel (in Keutschach am See) and Villach (Dobratsch Nature Park & Fitness- und Gesundheitsparcours Warmbad-Villach). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Worthersee, admire the masterpieces at Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum, admire the local landmark of Lindwurmbrunnen, and let the kids burn off some steam at Parkbad Krumpendorf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Klagenfurt trip planner .

You can drive from Zell am See to Klagenfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Klagenfurt can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Villach, Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), Werner Berg Museum, Strandbad Velden, Parkbad Krumpendorf
Highlights from your plan
Minimundus ©
Minimundus
Werner Berg Museum ©
Werner Berg Museum

11
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.
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Burgruine Duernstein and Kirche am Steinhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Artstetten Castle (in Artstetten). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

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Traveling by flight from Klagenfurt to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Biospharenpark Wienerwald, Weingut Leo Hillinger, Burgruine Duernstein, Artstetten Castle, Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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