9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

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Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck tour app.

London, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Innsbruck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports


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Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, meet the residents at Zoo Salzburg, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Austria travel guide

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.