12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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12 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13​h
1
Vienna
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Neustift im Stubaital
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Reutte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
Visiting Wachau Valley and Erlebnisalm Monichkirchen will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Ysperklamm (in Yspertal), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Pfarre Krems St. Veit - Dom der Wachau (in Krems an der Donau). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 41°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Neustift im Stubaital.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Erlebnisalm Monichkirchen, Wachau Valley, Die St. Georgs-Kathedrale, Melk Abbey, Pfarre Krems St. Veit
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Neustift im Stubaital

Neustift im Stubaital ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, hit the slopes at Neustift, then hit the slopes at Serlesbahnen, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Igls Vill.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Neustift im Stubaital driving holiday tool .

Getting from Vienna to Neustift im Stubaital by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Neustift im Stubaital sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reutte.

Things to do in Neustift im Stubaital

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Neustift, The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), Serlesbahnen
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Pfarrkirche Igls Vill ©
Pfarrkirche Igls Vill

1
night
Reutte

Reutte ©
Reutte is a market town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lourdeskapelle, then fly down the slopes at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, then get around town with Reuttener Seilbahnen, and finally see the interesting displays at Burgenwelten Ehrenberg.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reutte day trip planner.

Drive from Neustift im Stubaital to Reutte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Reutte

Winter Sports Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, Lourdeskapelle
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Burgenwelten Ehrenberg ©
Burgenwelten Ehrenberg
Lourdeskapelle ©
Lourdeskapelle

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Red Bull Hangar-7. Explore hidden gems such as Petersfriedhof and Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner .

You can drive from Reutte to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

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