8 days in The Alps Itinerary

8 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps trip itinerary planner
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Klagenfurt
— 2 nights
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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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 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria-Wörth, then take in panoramic vistas at Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel, and then explore the activities along Ossiacher See. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz), then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee, and then try out the rides at Minimundus.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt driving holiday planning app.

Newark, USA to Klagenfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Klagenfurt. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Klagenfurt reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Salzburg — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg sightseeing planner.

Drive from Klagenfurt to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Innsbruck — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Tratzberg Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Swarovski Kristallwelten and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Take a break from Innsbruck with a short trip to Achensee in Maurach, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trips