8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Vienna
1
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Vienna

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum and MuseumsQuartier. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Albertina, admire the natural beauty at Schönbrunn Palace, and admire the masterpieces at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Vienna. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg, then contemplate the long history of Mozart-Wohnhaus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the striking features of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 22nd (Fri), hit the slopes at Serlesbahnen and then explore the historical opulence of Ambras Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bergisel Ski Jump, hit the slopes at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, steep yourself in history at Golden Roof, then make a trip to Helbling Haus, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Serlesbahnen
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Serlesbahnen ©
Serlesbahnen
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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