16 days in Austria & Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Austria & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Austria & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

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.
Designer Outlet Parndorf has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll around Prater, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

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

Jakarta, Indonesia to Vienna is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Vienna, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Vienna at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Designer Outlet Parndorf
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg visit planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

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 12th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt travel route planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planner .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Milan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome holiday planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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