8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Train:  9​h 15​min
1
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 26th (Sat), browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally stroll around Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Innsbruck is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Innsbruck. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Innsbruck at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Swarovski Kristallwelten
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then don't miss a visit to Linzergasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Salzburg tour website .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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