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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, then get outside with Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally stroll around Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck online holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Innsbruck is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Innsbruck at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the 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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of 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 examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning app .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time 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, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and get in on the family fun at Prater.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Vienna online itinerary planner .

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. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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