9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Zell am See
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Salzburg
— 1 night
Train to Munich, Fly to Bengaluru

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Vienna

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, then make a trip to Rathausplatz, then ponder the world of politics at Osterreichisches Parlament, and finally get your bearings at State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna travel tool.

Bengaluru, India to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Vienna. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump and then stroll through Rosshutte.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vienna to Innsbruck by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zell am See

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Mon): cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road and then hit the slopes at Kitzsteinhorn.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zell am See trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stiegl-Brauwelt, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salt Mine Hallein, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip app.

You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.