8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Vienna
— 1 night
Train
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Linz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg
— 1 day

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary app.

Graz to Vienna is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Linz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Linz

— 2 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariendom. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, then take an in-depth tour of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and then make a trip to Gusen Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Linz journey maker site.

You can take a train from Vienna to Linz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. On your second day here, go for a walk through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and finally examine the collection at Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hallstatt online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Linz to Hallstatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kals am Grossglockner.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kals am Grossglockner

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kalser Glocknerstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, then make a trip to Nationalparkhaus Matrei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Alban.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kals am Grossglockner trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Kals am Grossglockner takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kals am Grossglockner

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 1 day

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 10th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip website.

You can drive from Kals am Grossglockner to Salzburg in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.