15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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15 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Matrei in Osttirol
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Exeter

2
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck online itinerary planner .

Exeter, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Spruce Tree Castle
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
nights
Matrei in Osttirol

Matrei in Osttirol ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Dorfertal and then take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Kletterpark Grossvenediger and then head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Matrei in Osttirol journey tool .

Getting from Innsbruck to Matrei in Osttirol by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Innsbruck, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Matrei in Osttirol, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Kletterpark Grossvenediger, Grossglockner, Dorfertal
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Dorfertal ©
Dorfertal

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hallstatt day trip planning website .

Drive from Matrei in Osttirol to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

5
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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna online route planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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