17 days in Austria Itinerary

17 days in Austria Itinerary

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17 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + bus + train:  17​h
1
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Vienna
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl) and Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck day trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Innsbruck is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Innsbruck. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in April; daily highs in Innsbruck reach 19°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, Kaltwassersee, Wilde Wasser Weg, Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ©
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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 Schneesportschule Total Kirchdorf in Kirchdorf in Tirol, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online trip maker .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Skischule Kirchdorf
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Hallstatt is known for historic sites, nature, museums, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hallstatter See, take in the dramatic scenery at Waldbachstrub Waterfall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt road trip planning site .

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurpark
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Waldbachstrub Waterfall ©
Waldbachstrub Waterfall
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt

6
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, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

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Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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