7 days in Austria Itinerary

7 days in Austria Itinerary

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7 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kaprun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Melk
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Bergisel Ski Jump and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, then stroll through Stubaier Gletscher, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Innsbruck is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, plan for little chillier nights in Innsbruck, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaprun.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital, Rosshutte
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte

1
night
Kaprun

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, then hit the slopes at Zell Am See, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaprun trip planner .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Kaprun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Zell am See
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Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
Zell Am See ©
Zell Am See
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilika St. Michael, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kaprun to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melk.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Werfen, Gollinger Wasserfall, Basilika St. Michael
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Basilika St. Michael ©
Basilika St. Michael
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall
Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen ©
Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen

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night
Melk

Melk
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melk day trip planning app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Melk in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Salzburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melk, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Burgruine Duernstein
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Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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