22 days in Austria Itinerary

22 days in Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna
— 5 nights
2
Melk
— 2 nights
3
Mauthausen
— Few hours
4
Salzburg
— 4 nights
5
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
6
Zell am See
— 3 nights
7
Innsbruck
— 4 nights

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wiener Konzerthaus, Burggarten, Heldenplatz, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Vienna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Vienna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schallaburg, Artstetten Castle, Castle Grafenegg, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castle Grafenegg, delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Artstetten Castle. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Stift Durnstein, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, contemplate the long history of Wehrkirche St. Michael, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hinterhaus Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schallaburg.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melk trip maker website.

You can take a train from Vienna to Melk in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melk when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around °C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Mauthausen.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spitz, Durnstein, Schallaburg, Castle Grafenegg, Artstetten Castle
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Hinterhaus Castle ©
Hinterhaus Castle
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein

few
hours
Mauthausen

Mauthausen ©
Mauthausen is a small market town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mauthausen route builder.

Drive from Melk to Mauthausen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Mauthausen

Historic Sites Museums
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KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen

4
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, Bunkeranlage and The Eagle's Nest. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip site.

You can drive from Mauthausen to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Berchtesgaden
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hallstatter See, 5 Fingers and Dachstein Giant Ice Caves. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, thendon't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, don't miss a visit to 5 Fingers, and then explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt visit planning tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Zell am See.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Obertraun
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Salzwelten Hallstatt ©
Salzwelten Hallstatt
5 Fingers ©
5 Fingers

3
nights
Zell am See

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Zell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zell am See: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut) and Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen). On the 20th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Schmittenhohe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zell am See trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Zell am See takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Zell am See sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Innsbruck on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Werfen, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt

4
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, Stubaier Gletscher, Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and other attractions you added. Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) in Krimml--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Stubaier Gletscher, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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