15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna
— 3 nights
2
Graz
— 2 nights
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
4
Salzburg
— 2 nights
5
Zell am See
— 2 nights
6
Innsbruck
— 3 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wachau Valley and Venusium. Venture out of the city with trips to Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus (in Krems an der Donau), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Maria Theresia Denkmal, examine the collection at Time Travel Vienna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, and ponder the world of politics at Osterreichisches Parlament.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker website.

Durham, UK to Vienna is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get a bit warmer in Vienna: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus, Melk Abbey, Venusium, Burgruine Duernstein, Wachau Valley
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Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein

2
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get outside with Lurgrotte Peggau, see the interesting displays at Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing, don't miss a visit to Wahlfahrtskirche Maria Straßengel, thendelve into the distant past at Burgruine Gosting, thenexamine the collection at Archaeology Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Erzherzog Johann Brunnen. On the next day, see the interesting displays at FRida & freD - Das Grazer Kindermuseum, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), take a peaceful walk through Leech Forest (Leechwald), thencontemplate the waterfront views at Rettenbachklamm, thenget curious at GrazMuseum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Franciscans (Franziskanerkirche).

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You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Graz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing
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Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing ©
Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing
Burgruine Gosting ©
Burgruine Gosting
Erzherzog Johann Brunnen ©
Erzherzog Johann Brunnen

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Siriuskogl, thenexplore the activities along Traunsee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt, explore the striking landscape at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, thenadmire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and finally fly down the slopes at Dachstein West.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt tour planner.

Traveling by car from Graz to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Siriuskogl, Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen, Dachstein West, Traunsee, Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Traunsee ©
Traunsee
Langbathseen ©
Langbathseen

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Sun), get outside with Fuschlsee Rundweg, explore the activities along Lake Wolfgang, examine the collection at Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker, explore the striking landscape at Lammerklamm, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, and finally see the interesting displays at FAHRTRAUM. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Leopoldskroner Weiher, make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, don't miss a visit to Kaipromenade, thenlook for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Salzach River, and finally get outside with Lamprechtshohle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online day trip planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

St Gilgen, Fuschlsee Rundweg, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, FAHRTRAUM
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Lammerklamm ©
Lammerklamm
Lake Wolfgang ©
Lake Wolfgang
Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain ©
Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain

2
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), get outside with Klammsee, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Light show on the Lake, look for gifts at Charisma Am Stadtplatz, thenhead outdoors with See Esplanade, and finally explore the activities along Strandbad Zeller See. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Ritzensee, see the interesting displays at Heimatmuseum, trek along New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Elisabethkapelle, and finally try your luck at Casino Zell am See.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zell am See online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Zell am See are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Klammsee, Ritzensee
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Strandbad Zeller See ©
Strandbad Zeller See
Klammsee ©
Klammsee
Ritzensee ©
Ritzensee

3
nights
Innsbruck

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter and Spitalskirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Wolfsklamm Gorge (in Stans) and Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Speckeria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, and get engrossed in the history at Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Wolfsklamm Gorge, Serlesbahnen, Tratzberg Castle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Hafelekarspitze ©
Hafelekarspitze
AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter ©
AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter

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