17 days in Austria Itinerary

17 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria attractions planner

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Hallstatt
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Hallstatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vienna
— 8 nights
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Hallstatt

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

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 26th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip itinerary tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hallstatt is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Hallstatt is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Salzburg

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg to go to Obertauern and see Obertauern Ski Resort, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the world behind art at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

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

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Side Trip

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Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Side Trips

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Vienna

— 8 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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Austria travel guide

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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.