43 days in Austria Itinerary

43 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria tour planner

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Vienna
— 12 nights
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Melk
— 5 nights
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Graz
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
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Salzburg
— 7 nights
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
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Vienna

— 12 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip site.

Manila, Philippines to Vienna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in October, with highs in Vienna at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Melk

— 5 nights
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Explore Melk's surroundings by going to Fahrradmuseum (in Ybbs an der Donau), Stillensteinklamm Wanderweg (in Grein) and Kartause (in Gaming). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Melk Abbey, stroll through Weinweg Langenlois, see the interesting displays at Steyrtalbahn, and step into the grandiose world of Durnstein Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melk trip planner.

Traveling by train from Vienna to Melk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Graz.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Graz

— 6 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tempelmuseum Frauenberg (in Leibnitz), FLECKS SteirerBier (in Frohnleiten) and Schlossberg - Burg Landskron (in Bruck an der Mur). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Stadtpark, take a stroll through Kaelbernes Viertel (Calf's Quarter), make a trip to Basilika Mariatrost, and contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Graz trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Melk to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melk in November since evenings lows in Graz dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hallstatt to Unterach am Attersee to see Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Gosauseen, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, take in the dramatic scenery at Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hallstatt using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Graz to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 7 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen) and Puchheimer Au (in Attnang-Puchheim). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg journey site.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck

— 6 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach), Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld) and Seefeld in Tirol (Kaltwassersee & Golfclub Seefeld Reith). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In November in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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.