8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  29​h
1
Salzburg
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Salzburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Auckland in December; daily highs in Salzburg reach 6°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, enjoy the sand and surf at Copa Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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