9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

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9 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  4​h
1
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Melk
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h
3
Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to MoenchsbergAufzug and Franziskanerkirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun), Strandbad Weyregg (in Weyregg am Attersee) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, and don't miss a visit to Stiegl-Brauwelt.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour itinerary planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Salzburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Salzburg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Melk.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Obertauern Ski Resort, Basilika St. Michael, Strandbad Weyregg, Kitzsteinhorn, Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee
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Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee ©
Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee
MoenchsbergAufzug ©
MoenchsbergAufzug

1
night
Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, then don't miss a visit to Stift Durnstein, then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melk sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Melk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Salzburg in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Melk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Durnstein, Wachau Valley
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Stift Durnstein ©
Stift Durnstein
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

4
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore hidden gems such as Kaltwassersee and Ski Arlberg. Get in touch with nature at Leutascher Geisterklamm and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl) and St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Melk to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Traveling from Melk in March, Innsbruck is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Stubaier Gletscher, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Ski Arlberg
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
Kaltwassersee ©
Kaltwassersee
Ski Arlberg ©
Ski Arlberg

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