17 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Salzburg is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in September, with highs in Salzburg at 22°C and lows at 11°C. You'll set off for Zell am See on the 16th (Fri).
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Zell am See, Austria — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Edelweissspitze (in Fusch). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, explore the activities along Lake Zell, take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), and pause for some serene contemplation at Elisabethkapelle.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zell am See sightseeing planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Venice takes 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zell am See in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Genoa, Italy — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 23rd (Fri), stop by Boccadasse, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Genoa holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Genoa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in September since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Como.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Como, Italy — 3 nights

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, admire the striking features of Villa Carlotta, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then stop by Tea World.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Como online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Como takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Como, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema & Museo Egizio). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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