30 days in Austria Itinerary

30 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria journey planner

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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Matrei in Osttirol
— 4 nights
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Heiligenblut
— 3 nights
Drive to Bad Gastein, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
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Vienna
— 7 nights
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Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Achensee in Maurach, approximately Maurach away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and appreciate the history behind Hofkirche.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Innsbruck is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Matrei in Osttirol

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Matrei in Osttirol side-trips: Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd (in Kitzbuhel), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Staller Saddle (in St. Jakob in Defereggen). Spend the 8th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Gletscherweg Innergschloss.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Matrei in Osttirol trip planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Matrei in Osttirol by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in September, you will find days in Matrei in Osttirol are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Heiligenblut

— 3 nights
Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heiligenblut: Badesee Greifenburg (in Greifenburg), Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris) and Malta (Malta High Alpine Road & Fallbach Wasserfall). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Großglockner National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road and examine the collection at Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Heiligenblut driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Matrei in Osttirol to Heiligenblut takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Heiligenblut can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Burgerausee (in Kuchl) and Werfen (Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Heiligenblut to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hallstatt

— 5 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 Hallstatt with an excursion to Traunsee in Gmunden--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt online visit planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip app.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.