8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zell am See
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Durham

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vienna Naschmarkt and Ringstrasse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Altmann & Kühne and Julius Meinl am Graben. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, look for gifts at Xocolat, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Vienna is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durham in June, with highs in Vienna at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun). On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Alte fürst-erzbischöfliche Hofapotheke, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then stop by Swarovski Shop, and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

1
night
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zell am See trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Kitzsteinhorn, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

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