22 days in Austria Itinerary

22 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner
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Hallstatt
— 1 night
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Zell am See
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Linz
— 1 night
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Graz
— 2 nights
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Klagenfurt
— 2 nights
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Vienna
— 4 nights
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Hallstatt — 1 night

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt day trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hallstatt is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Hallstatt due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Visiting Grossglockner High Alpine Road and Schmittenhohe will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Kitzsteinhorn and Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall. Explore Zell am See's surroundings by going to Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau) and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell.

Discover how to plan a Zell am See trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Zell am See in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Zell am See sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visiting Stubaier Gletscher and Grawa Wasserfall will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Swarovski Kristallwelten and Altstadt von Innsbruck. Step out of Innsbruck to go to Leutasch and see Leutascher Geisterklamm, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Haus der Natur. You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Red Bull Hangar-7. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Werfen (Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt) and Salzwelten Salzburg (in Hallein). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Linz.
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Linz — 1 night

Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ars Electronica Center, contemplate the long history of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and then don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Linz route app.

Getting from Salzburg to Linz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Graz.
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Graz — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll around Schlossberg, take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Zentralfriedhof, then stroll around Schloss Eggenberg, and then see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Graz trip website.

You can drive from Linz to Graz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Klagenfurt.
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Klagenfurt — 2 nights

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), see the interesting displays at Museum Liaunig, and then admire the masterpieces at Werner Berg Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, and then find something for the whole family at Minimundus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Klagenfurt day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Graz to Klagenfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Klagenfurt, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Leopold Museum and Ringstrasse. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip builder website.

You can fly from Klagenfurt to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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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