16 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 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.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Vienna at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mirabell Palace make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg visit planner.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, Venice is somewhat warmer than Salzburg - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence route planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Palatine Hill will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.