15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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15 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Aldie
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Aldie

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), St. Anton am Arlberg (St Anthony of Padua & St. Anton) and Ischgl (Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl & Ischgl-Samnaun ski area). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, stroll through Muttereralmpark, and explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary planner .

Aldie, USA to Innsbruck is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Ulrich am Pillersee.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ischgl, St. Anton am Arlberg, Stadtpfarrkirche, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Stubaier Gletscher
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Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Muttereralmpark ©
Muttereralmpark

2
nights
St. Ulrich am Pillersee

St. Ulrich am Pillersee ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jakobskreuz, then hit the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, then hit the slopes at Element3 Ski School, and finally hit the slopes at Bergbahn Kitzbuhel.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Ulrich am Pillersee road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to St. Ulrich am Pillersee takes 2 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in January, expect nights in St. Ulrich am Pillersee to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are little chillier, around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in St. Ulrich am Pillersee

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kitzbuhel, Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol
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Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Londoner ©
Londoner

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Obertauern Ski Resort in Obertauern, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salzburg planner .

Getting from St. Ulrich am Pillersee to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Ulrich am Pillersee in January: highs in Salzburg hover around 39°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Obertauern Ski Resort
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and get in on the family fun at Prater.

Before you visit Vienna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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