8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  3​h
1
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zell am See
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gollinger Wasserfall and Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee. Visiting Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Hallstatt to see Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip website .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Salzburg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee, Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Untersberg
Untersberg
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Liechtensteinklamm and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. On your second day here, head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zell am See online route planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kaprun, Liechtensteinklamm, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visiting Leutascher Geisterklamm and Grawa Wasserfall will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rosshutte, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can take a train from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Rosshutte, Leutascher Geisterklamm
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©

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