24 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

24 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps journey planner

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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Langenfeld
— 3 nights
Drive
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Neustift im Stubaital
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mayrhofen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zell am See
— 4 nights
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Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in November, expect Salzburg to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, then admire the landmark architecture of Bergisel Ski Jump, and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck route builder website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Langenfeld.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Langenfeld

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Langenfeld side-trips: St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg), Tiefenbachbahn (in Solden) and Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Langenfeld trip website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Langenfeld takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Neustift im Stubaital.

Things to do in Langenfeld

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Neustift im Stubaital

— 4 nights
Neustift im Stubaital is known for winter sports, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, stop by Skischule Neustift Olympia, and get outside with Muehlendorf Gschnitz.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Neustift im Stubaital fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Langenfeld to Neustift im Stubaital in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mayrhofen.

Things to do in Neustift im Stubaital

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Mayrhofen

— 4 nights
Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal (Ziller river valley) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mayrhofen: Krimml (Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) & Pfarrkirche zum hl. Jakobus dem Alteren), Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein) and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on Stiegenhaushof, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hochfugen Skigebiet, let little ones run wild at Spruce Tree Castle, and fly down the slopes at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mayrhofen online trip planner.

You can drive from Neustift im Stubaital to Mayrhofen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mayrhofen are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Mayrhofen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Zell am See

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zell am See: Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki (in Kitzbuhel) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gipfelwelt 3000, relax and rejuvenate at Tauern Spa, fly down the slopes at Schmittenhohe, and head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zell am See trip maker website.

Drive from Mayrhofen to Zell am See in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mayrhofen in December: highs in Zell am See hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -5°C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.