24 days in Austria, Hohenschwangau & Meersburg (Bodensee) Itinerary

24 days in Austria, Hohenschwangau & Meersburg (Bodensee) Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Schoerfling am Attersee, Austria
— 1 night
5
Mondsee, Austria
— 1 night
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
7
Zell am See, Austria
— 3 nights
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
9
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
10
Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
— 2 nights

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winzer Krems and Schottenkirche. Peterskirche and Ringstrasse will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: join in the after-dark buzz at Espresso Hobby, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna tour planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Vienna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Winzer Krems
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MuseumsQuartier Wien ©
MuseumsQuartier Wien
Schottenkirche ©
Schottenkirche
Winzer Krems ©
Winzer Krems

2
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Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 17th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Leech Forest (Leechwald), thencontemplate the waterfront views at Hilmteich, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hundertwasserkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): tee off at Golfplatz Bad Waltersdorf and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Graz trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Graz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hundertwasserkirche, Golfplatz Bad Waltersdorf, Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig
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Hilmteich ©
Hilmteich
Hundertwasserkirche
Hundertwasserkirche

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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 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, thentake in the pleasant sights at Old Town, and finally choose your vessel at Lake Hallstatt Explorer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get great views at 5 Fingers, explore the activities along Gosauseen, and then step into the grandiose world of Kaiser-Villa.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt road trip planner.

You can drive from Graz to Hallstatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Schoerfling am Attersee.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gosauseen, 5 Fingers, Kaiser-Villa
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Gosauseen ©
Gosauseen
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Kaiser-Villa ©
Kaiser-Villa

1
night
Schoerfling am Attersee, Austria

Schoerfling am Attersee ©
Schörfling am Attersee is a municipality in the district of Vöcklabruck in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. On the 21st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Gustav Klimt Center, thenplay a few rounds at Attersee Golfclub Weyregg, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Foedinger Alm.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Schoerfling am Attersee journey tool.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Schoerfling am Attersee takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mondsee.

Things to do in Schoerfling am Attersee

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Weyregg am Attersee
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Attersee Golfclub Weyregg ©
Attersee Golfclub Weyregg
Gustav Klimt Center ©
Gustav Klimt Center
Foedinger Alm ©
Foedinger Alm

1
night
Mondsee, Austria

Mondsee ©
Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria located on the shore of the lake Mondsee. On the 22nd (Fri), tee off at Golfclub Am Mondsee, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika St. Michael, and then head outdoors with Irrsee.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mondsee planning website.

Mondsee is just a stone's throw from Schoerfling am Attersee. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Mondsee

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Irrsee
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Basilika St. Michael ©
Basilika St. Michael
Irrsee ©
Irrsee
Golfclub Am Mondsee ©
Golfclub Am Mondsee

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Gollinger Wasserfall and Lammerklamm will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Franziskanerkirche and Steingasse. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Skywalk Dachstein (in Ramsau am Dachstein) and Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salzburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Salzburg is just a short distance from Mondsee. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Werfen, Skywalk Dachstein, Zoo Salzburg, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall
Lammerklamm ©
Lammerklamm
Franziskanerkirche ©
Franziskanerkirche

3
nights
Zell am See, Austria

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reiterkogelbahn and Außervillgraten. Take a break from the city and head to Lienzer Bergbahnen and Ski Resort Alpendorf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zell am See: Londoner (in Kitzbuhel) and Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz (in Lienz).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zell am See vacation planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lienz, Londoner, Außervillgraten, Reiterkogelbahn, Ski Resort Alpendorf
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Lienzer Bergbahnen ©
Lienzer Bergbahnen
Ski Resort Alpendorf ©
Ski Resort Alpendorf
Reiterkogelbahn ©
Reiterkogelbahn

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Maria-Theresien-Strasse and Dom zu St. Jakob. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Achensee and Olympiabad Seefeld. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Walking Trails (in Mayrhofen) and Zillertal Arena (in Zell im Zillertal).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck tour builder website.

Getting from Zell am See to Innsbruck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Walking Trails, Zillertal Arena, Achensee, Olympiabad Seefeld
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Achensee ©
Achensee
Walking Trails ©
Walking Trails
Zillertal Arena ©
Zillertal Arena

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 1st (Mon), snap pictures at Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Basilica, and then step into the grandiose world of Residenz Kempten. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt, and then get outside with FlyTeam.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Hohenschwangau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Meersburg (Bodensee).

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kempten, FlyTeam, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt
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St. Lorenz Basilica ©
St. Lorenz Basilica
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt ©
Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt

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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany

Meersburg (Bodensee) ©
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Dreifaltigkeitskirche, thenhead off the coast to Monastic Island of Reichenau, and then head outdoors with Erlebniswald Mainau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Munster Unserer Lieben Frau, make a trip to Mangturm, thendo a tasting at Staatsweingut Meersburg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wallfahrtskirche Basilika Birnau.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Meersburg (Bodensee) trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Meersburg (Bodensee) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Meersburg (Bodensee)

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lindau, Konstanz, Monastic Island of Reichenau, Wallfahrtskirche Basilika Birnau
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Erlebniswald Mainau ©
Erlebniswald Mainau
Monastic Island of Reichenau ©
Monastic Island of Reichenau
Staatsweingut Meersburg ©
Staatsweingut Meersburg

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