12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Mondsee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
St. Wolfgang
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Bad Ischl
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
5
Hallstatt
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Zell am See
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Steingasse, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salzburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Francisco, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Salzburg. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Mondsee.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Mondsee

Mondsee ©
Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria located on the shore of the lake Mondsee. On the 5th (Thu), cool off at Alpenseebad Mondsee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, then examine the collection at Museum Mondseeland Und Osterreichisches Pfahlbaumuseum, then tee off at Golfclub Am Mondsee, and finally head outdoors with Fuschlsee Rundweg. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Irrsee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Abtsdorf, and finally steep yourself in history at Schloss Kammer.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mondsee online trip builder.

Mondsee is very close to Salzburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Wolfgang.

Things to do in Mondsee

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Schloss Kammer, Pfarrkirche Abtsdorf, Irrsee, Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau, Fuschlsee Rundweg
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Basilika St. Michael ©
Basilika St. Michael
Fuschlsee Rundweg
Fuschlsee Rundweg
Pfarrkirche Abtsdorf ©
Pfarrkirche Abtsdorf

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nights
St. Wolfgang

St. Wolfgang ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Seewaldsee, stroll through Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad, and then don't miss a visit to Pfarre St. Wolfgang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Wolfgang road trip planner.

You can drive from Mondsee to St. Wolfgang in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bad Ischl.

Things to do in St. Wolfgang

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unterach am Attersee, Seewaldsee
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Pfarre St. Wolfgang ©
Pfarre St. Wolfgang
Seewaldsee ©
Seewaldsee
Egelsee ©
Egelsee

few
hours
Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl ©
Bad Ischl is a spa town in Austria. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at FahrzeugMuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, then take an in-depth tour of Lehar-Villa, and finally stroll around Kurpark.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bad Ischl trip builder site.

Bad Ischl is very close to St. Wolfgang. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Bad Ischl

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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FahrzeugMuseum ©
FahrzeugMuseum
Kurpark ©
Kurpark

1
night
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt road trip planner.

Hallstatt is just a short distance from Bad Ischl. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
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Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves ©
Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church

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nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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 next day, make a trip to Light show on the Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Hippolyt, then explore the activities along Lake Zell, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Zell am See takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Zell am See sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm ©
Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm
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