8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 2 nights
Train
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Melk
— 1 night
Drive
3
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 2 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.
Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Albertina. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Leopold Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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Bucharest, Romania to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bucharest in June, you will find days in Vienna are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Melk

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Melk Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Laach, then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein.

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Take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vienna in June since evenings lows in Melk dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

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Traveling by car from Melk to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Salzburg when traveling from Melk in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): hit the slopes at Rosshutte, identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, and then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.