9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Salzburg Airport
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zell am See
— 1 night
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
Fly
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Vienna
— 3 nights
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Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Salzburg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Salzburg to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Zell am See

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zell am See trip app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Zell am See are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche and then fly down the slopes at Rosshutte.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Sisi Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.