9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Vienna
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 20th (Sat), take a memorable ride with Zillertal Arena, then hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and then stop by Cafe Cardinal. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rosshutte and then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip planning website.

Valletta, Malta to Innsbruck is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valletta in May; daily highs in Innsbruck reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Transportation

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Head to Getreidegasse and Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufakturfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Gollinger Wasserfall and Untersberg. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum - Bürgerspital, and get a taste of local nightlife at Augustiner Braustubl.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Vienna

— 4 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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strassefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and stop by Altmann & Kühne.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Austria travel guide

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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.