22 days in Austria Itinerary

22 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 5 nights
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Melk
— 2 nights
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Mauthausen
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Zell am See
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Vienna — 5 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wiener Konzerthaus, Burggarten, Heldenplatz, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Vienna is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Vienna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Melk.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Melk — 2 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schallaburg, Artstetten Castle, Castle Grafenegg, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castle Grafenegg, delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Artstetten Castle. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Durnstein Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, pause for some serene contemplation at Wehrkirche St. Michael, then explore the historical opulence of Hinterhaus Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schallaburg.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melk trip maker website.

You can drive from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melk when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around 24°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Mauthausen.
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Mauthausen

Mauthausen is a small market town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mauthausen route builder.

Drive from Melk to Mauthausen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, Bunkeranlage and The Eagle's Nest. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip site.

You can drive from Mauthausen to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Hallstatt.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Hallstatt — 2 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hallstatter See, 5 Fingers and Dachstein Giant Ice Caves. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, don't miss a visit to 5 Fingers, and then explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt visit planning tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Zell am See.
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Zell am See — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Zell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zell am See: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut) and Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schmittenhohe.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zell am See online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Zell am See in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, Stubaier Gletscher, Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and other attractions you added. Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) in Krimml--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), get your game on at Bergisel Ski Jump, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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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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