42 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 7 nights
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Gamlitz
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 8 nights
Drive
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Obertauern
— 3 nights
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Kaprun
— 2 nights
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Obergurgl
— 2 nights
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Ischgl
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 7 nights
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Vienna — 7 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.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Kaerntnerstrasse. Get in touch with nature at Hohe Wand Wiese and Wientalradweg. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna online day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Vienna is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Gamlitz.
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Gamlitz — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gamlitz: Sankt Anna am Aigen (Weingut & Buschenschank Hütter & Gesamtsteirische Vinothek), Altenbachklamm (in Oberhaag) and Langmann vulgo Lex (in St. Stefan ob Stainz).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gamlitz trip maker site.

Getting from Vienna to Gamlitz by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Gamlitz are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Step out of the city life by going to Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Traunsee. Change things up with these side-trips from Hallstatt: Pichl-Kainisch (Odensee & Oedensee) and Ski Planneralm (in Donnersbach). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Dachstein West, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, and explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip maker site.

You can drive from Gamlitz to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 8 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get outdoors at Golfclub Pfarrkirchen and Golfclub Am Mondsee. For shopping fun, head to Getreidegasse or Salzburger Christkindlmarkt. Venture out of the city with trips to Altstadt (in Linz), Stadtpfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul (in Ried Im Innkreis) and Wallfahrtskirche Bad Durrnberg (in Hallein). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Obertauern.
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Obertauern — 3 nights

Obertauern is a tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. Take a break from the city and head to Obertauern Ski Resort and Filzmoos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Obertauern: Skiparadies Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl (in Altenmarkt im Pongau) and Sankt Georgen ob Murau (Golfclub Murau - Kreischberg & Kreischberg). It doesn't end there: stroll through Skigebiet obertauern and look for all kinds of wild species at Ursprungalm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Obertauern sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Obertauern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaprun.
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Kaprun — 2 nights

Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm and then tee off at Golfclub Mittersill-Stuhlfelden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tauern Spa, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Brennerei Durzbauer, and finally stop by SOPURE - Salt & Soaps.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaprun itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Obertauern to Kaprun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Obergurgl.
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Obergurgl — 2 nights

Obergurgl is a village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hit the slopes at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Zirbenwald, get outside with Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, then glide through natural beauty at Hochgurgl, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Crystal.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Obergurgl planner.

You can drive from Kaprun to Obergurgl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. January in Obergurgl sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ischgl.
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Ischgl — 2 nights

Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Senn's Wonder Walking Trail, fly down the slopes at St. Anton, and then stroll through Toboggan Runs in St. Anton am Arlberg.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ischgl road trip planning website.

You can drive from Obergurgl to Ischgl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Obergurgl in January since evenings lows in Ischgl dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 7 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Take a break from the city and head to Stubaier Gletscher and Pro-Skischule. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Neustift im Stubaital), Hintertuxer Gletscher (in Hintertux) and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld, gain some tasty knowledge on Stiegenhaushof, stroll through Hochfugen Skigebiet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

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Traveling by car from Ischgl to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ischgl in January since evenings lows in Innsbruck dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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