15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria tour itinerary planner
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Vienna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zell am See
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Vienna — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dammam in October, with highs in Vienna at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Graz.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Graz — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, and then don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus Graz, shop like a local with Island in the Mur, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Schloss Eggenberg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Graz travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): go for a walk through Old Town, go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt driving holiday planner.

Getting from Graz to Hallstatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg vacation website.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zell am See.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Zell am See — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then take in the dramatic scenery at Liechtensteinklamm, then fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Zell am See by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), stop by Feinheiten, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, then hit the slopes at Rosshutte, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip maker website.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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