7 days in Austria Itinerary

7 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaprun
— 1 night
Drive
3
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Melk
— 1 night
Train
5
Vienna
— 1 night
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Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then explore the activities along Kaltwassersee, then look for all kinds of wild species at Leutascher Geisterklamm, and finally fly down the slopes at Rosshutte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, admire the sheer force of Grawa Wasserfall, fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip builder app.

Berlin, Germany to Innsbruck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaprun

— 1 night
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, then fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zell.

Make your Kaprun itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Kaprun in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. July in Kaprun sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Liechtensteinklamm, then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip tool.

Getting from Kaprun to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Melk.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Melk

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, and finally don't miss a visit to Stift Durnstein.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melk journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Melk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in July, Melk is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vienna

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna route maker site.

Take a train from Melk to Vienna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melk in July, Vienna is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

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.