8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria itinerary planner

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Vienna
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Vienna

— 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kirche am Steinhof and Augustinerkirche. Explore hidden gems such as MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art and Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bank Austria Kunstforum, admire the natural beauty at Blumengaerten Hirschstetten, explore the world behind art at Ernst Fuchs Museum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip app.

Warsaw, Poland to Vienna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some cultural insight at Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pro-Skischule and Panorama and kaiserjager museum. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Ellmau Ski Resort and Village (in Ellmau) and Hochfugen Skigebiet (in Fugen). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, see the interesting displays at Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei, fly down the slopes at Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuit Church.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vienna in December since evenings lows in Innsbruck dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

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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.