9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gmunden
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Hofburg and Albertina. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge, approximately Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vienna sightseeing planner.

Doha, Qatar to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In February, Vienna is cooler than Doha - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gmunden.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Gmunden

— 2 nights
Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria, Austria in the district of Gmunden. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Atlantis Qualidive and then stop by Tostmann Trachten. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, and then go for a walk through Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gmunden online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Gmunden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Gmunden

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, then steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gmunden to Salzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.

Upper Austria travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Churches · Specialty Museums
Celebrate regional traditions and culture in Upper Austria, studded with castles, bike trails, and renowned museums. The region is quieter than many tourist centers in the country, and locals prefer it that way. This hidden gem may not have as many big-name attractions as other Austrian regions, but medieval villages, charming landscapes, modern galleries, and old-world cafes make visitors happy that they've wandered off the beaten path. For an Austrian adventure, stop by state's capital and artistic center, Linz, and enjoy other sights along the Danube River.