9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Train
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Melk
— 1 night
Drive
3
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Vienna

— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rathausplatz and Karlskirche. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ringstrasse, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Melk

— 1 night
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey and then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley.

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Traveling by train from Vienna to Melk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Melk are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Melk

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

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Drive from Melk to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Melk in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Salzburg, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Rosshutte, identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck day trip planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.