17 days in Austria Itinerary

17 days in Austria Itinerary

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17 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Vienna
— 1 night
2
Graz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Salzburg
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Vienna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
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.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Vienna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Vienna. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Vienna at 5°C and lows at 0°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Hauptplatz, don't miss a visit to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof, explore the world behind art at Kunsthaus Graz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, and finally stroll around Schlossberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Schloss Eggenberg.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Graz route maker tool .

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Vienna in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Graz, with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): go for a walk through Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, explore the activities along Hallstatter See, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten.

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

Drive from Graz to Hallstatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

4
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planning app .

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kitzsteinhorn
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Take a break from Innsbruck with a short trip to Ischgl-Samnaun ski area in Ischgl, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, fly down the slopes at Muttereralmpark, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck holiday app .

Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Pfarrkirche Fulpmes
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Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds

2
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then don't miss a visit to Hundertwasserhaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Innsbruck to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums 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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