15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria tour itinerary planner

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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Krimml
— 1 night
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 1 night
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Klagenfurt
— 1 night
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Graz
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some historical perspective at Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Spitalskirche. Get outdoors at Wolfsklamm Gorge and Leutascher Geisterklamm. Venture out of the city with trips to Seefeld in Tirol (Kreuzweg mit Steinkreis, Seekirchl, &more), Mosern (Friedensglocke & Moeserer See) and Rofanseilbahn (in Maurach). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, admire all the interesting features of Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, stroll through Wiedersbergerhornbahn, and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck route planner.

Vienna to Innsbruck is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Krimml.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krimml

— 1 night
Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. On the 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, see the sky in a new way at Sternwarte und Planetarium Konigsleiten, relax and rejuvenate at Alpenwelt FelsenBAD&SPA, then hike along Jodelwanderweg, then make a trip to Gletscherblickalm Hochkrimml, and finally make a trip to WasserWelten.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krimml planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Krimml in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Krimml sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Kals am Grossglockner.

Things to do in Krimml

Parks · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Kals am Grossglockner

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kals am Grossglockner tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Krimml to Kals am Grossglockner takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Salzburg on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Kals am Grossglockner

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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 1st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, examine the collection at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Fuschlsee Rundweg, admire the landmark architecture of Red Bull Headquarters, make a trip to St Gilgen Mozartplatz, then appreciate the views at Bluntautal Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Naturbadegebiet Vorderkaser, and finally get outside with Skischule Sturm Almenwelt Lofer.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kals am Grossglockner to Salzburg takes 3 hours. November in Salzburg sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and Museum Hallstatt. Escape the urban bustle at Langbathseen and Badestrand Hallstatt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hallstatt: Gmunden (Traunsee & Traunstein), Ebensee am Traunsee (Offensee & Feuerkogel) and Traunkirchen (Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen & Johannesbergkapelle). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Stift Admont, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Klagenfurt

— 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarre Maria Saal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kreuzberglkirche, Kreuzweg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klagenfurt War Cemetery - Commonwealth War Grave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stift Viktring.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Klagenfurt online visit planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Klagenfurt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Klagenfurt can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Graz

— 3 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Herz Jesu Kirche and Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing. Visiting Barenschutzklamm and Baerenschuetzklamm will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graz: Schlossberg - Burg Landskron (in Bruck an der Mur), Burgruine Obervoitsberg (in Voitsberg) and Baernbach (Hundertwasserkirche & Kirche St. Barbara). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Universalmuseum Joanneum, explore the ancient world of Burgruine Gosting, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stadtpfarrkirche.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Graz route planning website.

You can drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.