31 days in Austria Itinerary

31 days in Austria Itinerary

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31 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13 h
1
Vienna
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Obertauern
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kitzbuhel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
St. Anton am Arlberg
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Innsbruck
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Salzburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: New York City

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Graben and Kohlmarkt and Rathausplatz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Weingut Kolkmann (in Fels am Wagram) and Weingut Sepp Moser (in Oberrohrendorf). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and take in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

New York City, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Vienna. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Weingut Sepp Moser, Weingut Kolkmann
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Visit Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area for some beach relaxation. Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus and Hallstatt Lutheran Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hallstatt: Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau (in Grunau im Almtal), Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm (in Spital am Pyhrn) and Piessling Ursprung (in Rossleithen). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt, look for all kinds of wild species at Langbathseen, and make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip planner.

Drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Obertauern.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, Langbathseen, Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau, Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm, Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm ©
Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm
Cumberland Wildpark Tierpark Grunau ©

2
nights
Obertauern

Obertauern ©
Obertauern is a tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. On the 12th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Obertauern Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Ursprungalm, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Prebersee. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Naturpark Riedingtal and then hit the slopes at Ski Resort Alpendorf.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Obertauern road trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Obertauern in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Obertauern

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Resort Alpendorf, Ursprungalm, Prebersee, Naturpark Riedingtal
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Ski Resort Alpendorf ©
Ski Resort Alpendorf
Ursprungalm ©
Ursprungalm
Prebersee ©
Prebersee

4
nights
Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Get in touch with nature at Schmittenhohe and Filzalmsee. Hexenwasser and Museum St Johann in Tirol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kitzbuhel: Assling (Wildpark Assling & Vitalpinum), Kundler Klamm (in Muhltal) and Lienz (Franziskanerkirche & Kosakenfriedhof). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, identify plant and animal life at Alpinolino Westendorf, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Soll.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitzbuhel online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Obertauern to Kitzbuhel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kitzbuhel can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Soll, Assling, Lienz, Museum St Johann in Tirol, Schmittenhohe
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SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm

3
nights
St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Anton and See Ski Resort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Burg Berneck and Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl. Explore St. Anton am Arlberg's surroundings by going to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (in Serfaus), Wandergebiet Nauders (in Nauders) and Gletscherpark Fendels (in Kaunertal).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Anton am Arlberg day trip app.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to St. Anton am Arlberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kitzbuhel in January; daily highs in St. Anton am Arlberg reach 39°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, See Ski Resort, Burg Berneck, Ski Arlberg, Gletscherpark Fendels
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Ski Arlberg ©
Ski Arlberg
St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ©
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

5
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altstadt von Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stubaier Gletscher and Leutascher Geisterklamm. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden), Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen) and Greifvogelpark (in Telfes im Stubai). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, buy something for everyone on your list at RathausGalerien, get your game on at HappyHopp, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck day trip planning app.

Take a train from St. Anton am Arlberg to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from St. Anton am Arlberg in January since evenings lows in Innsbruck dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, HappyHopp, Greifvogelpark, Stadtpfarrkirche
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Mayrhofner Bergbahnen ©
Mayrhofner Bergbahnen
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ©
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

6
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do your shopping at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Haus der Natur and Untersberg. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Puchheimer Au in Attnang-Puchheim--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg day trip planning website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Puchheimer Au
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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