8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 1 night
Fly

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Vienna

— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the exhibits of Haus der Musik Wien, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna travel route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, appreciate the history behind Hofkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

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 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then make a trip to Mozartplatz, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hallstatt

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hallstatt online holiday planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.

Austrian Alps travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Lookouts · Historic Sites
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.