8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Vienna
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Salzburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Zell am See
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hallstatt
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Vienna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil, and then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip maker site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Stephansplatz ©
Stephansplatz
Chapel of St. Virgil ©
Chapel of St. Virgil

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Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg vacation maker app .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Swarovski Crystal Worlds, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, then browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm). On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner .

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. December in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zell am See.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
Highlights from your plan
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, hit the slopes at Zell Am See, take some stellar pictures from Gipfelwelt 3000, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally look for gifts at SOPURE - Salt & Soaps.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zell am See trip planner.

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Zell am See takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Innsbruck in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zell am See: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kitzsteinhorn
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Zell Am See ©
Zell Am See
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

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night
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church and then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt vacation maker website .

Getting from Zell am See to Hallstatt by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

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nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Albertina, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday app .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Albertina ©
Albertina

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