21 days in Austria Itinerary

21 days in Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
2
Salzburg
— 5 nights
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
4
Vienna
— 8 nights

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Hochfugen Skigebiet (in Fugen), Spruce Tree Castle (in Zell im Zillertal) and Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Chennai, India to Innsbruck is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 6°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hochfugen Skigebiet, Spruce Tree Castle, Kufstein Fortress, Stubaier Gletscher, Maria Waldrast
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Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher

5
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 1. Oesterreichisches Weihnachtsmuseum in Steyr--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg holiday planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Zoo Salzburg, 1. Oesterreichisches Weihnachtsmuseum
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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 25th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hallstatt tour planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Salzwelten Hallstatt ©
Salzwelten Hallstatt
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

8
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Vienna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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