5 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

5 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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Salzburg
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
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Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mirabell Palace. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg route planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Salzburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Salzburg when traveling from Brussels in December, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 4th (Tue), meet the residents at Alpenzoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.