8 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps trip itinerary planner

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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from the city and head to Eisriesenwelt and Untersberg. Get some historical perspective at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online tour itinerary builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Salzburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kaprun

— 2 nights
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. On the 4th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd and then head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, then look for all kinds of wild species at Erlebniswelt Tauerngold, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kaprun trip site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Kaprun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visiting Leutascher Geisterklamm and Bergisel Ski Jump will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt von Innsbruck and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach), Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Hinterriss-Eng (in Hinterriss). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stadtpfarrkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip website.

You can drive from Kaprun to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
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.