8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Vienna
— 1 night
Drive
2
Salzburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Zell am See
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kitzbuhel
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation maker site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Vienna due to the time zone difference. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Salzburg

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 23rd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Zell am See

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wagrain Grafenberg, then stroll through Liechtensteinklamm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and finally fly down the slopes at Zell Am See.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zell am See travel route app.

Drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel

— 2 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Schwarzsee, fly down the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, then see the interesting displays at Hexenwasser, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Soll.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kitzbuhel day trip app.

Getting from Zell am See to Kitzbuhel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kitzbuhel are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.