13 days in Upper Austria Itinerary

13 days in Upper Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Austria journey planner

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Linz
— 6 nights
Drive
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Scharding
— 1 night
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
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Linz

— 6 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Linz: Parish Kefermarkt (in Kefermarkt), Steyr (Dunklhof, Altstadt Steyr, &more) and Basilika St. Laurenz (in Enns). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pöstlingbergbahn, see the interesting displays at Schlossmuseum Linz, stop by Tostmann Trachten, and take an in-depth tour of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Linz trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Linz is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Linz, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Scharding.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:

Scharding

— 1 night
Scharding is a town in northern Austrian state of Upper Austria, the capital of the district of the same name, and a major port on the Inn River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Oberer Stadtplatz, Silberzeile, then bet on your favorite at Weg im Schloßpark, and then make a trip to Unterer Stadtplatz.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Scharding travel tool.

You can drive from Linz to Scharding in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Scharding

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Hallstatt

— 5 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Get out of town with these interesting Hallstatt side-trips: Gmunden (Seeschloss Ort & Traunsee) and Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen (in Traunkirchen). There's still lots to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip planner.

You can drive from Scharding to Hallstatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Upper Austria travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Churches · Specialty Museums
Celebrate regional traditions and culture in Upper Austria, studded with castles, bike trails, and renowned museums. The region is quieter than many tourist centers in the country, and locals prefer it that way. This hidden gem may not have as many big-name attractions as other Austrian regions, but medieval villages, charming landscapes, modern galleries, and old-world cafes make visitors happy that they've wandered off the beaten path. For an Austrian adventure, stop by state's capital and artistic center, Linz, and enjoy other sights along the Danube River.