9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Melk
— 1 night
Train
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 1 night
Drive
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Fieberbrunn
— 1 night
Drive to Salzburg Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Salzburg

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, make a trip to Mozartplatz, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Melk.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Melk

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, then delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melk trip builder app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Melk in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Melk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna travel route planner.

Getting from Melk to Vienna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vienna when traveling from Melk in July, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Graz

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Gemaltes Haus, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Eggenberg, then examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through Rettenbachklamm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Graz online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fieberbrunn.

Things to do in Graz

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Fieberbrunn

— 1 night
Fieberbrunn is a market town in the Austrian state of Tyrol in the Kitzbühel district. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Jakobskreuz and then get outside with Pillerseetal.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fieberbrunn road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Graz to Fieberbrunn takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fieberbrunn can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fieberbrunn

Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.