8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around Swarovski Crystal Worlds and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and finally trek along Friedensglocke.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Innsbruck. Traveling from Manchester in April, you will find days in Innsbruck are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Friedensglocke, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then get outside with Skischule Sturm Almenwelt Lofer, and finally hit the slopes at Almenwelt Lofer.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lofer
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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.
Get in touch with nature at Wachau Valley and Kahlenberg. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Johannesbachklamm (in Wurflach), Ysperklamm (in Yspertal) and Pfarre Krems St. Veit - Dom der Wachau (in Krems an der Donau). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, make a trip to Stephansplatz, and admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pfarre Krems St. Veit, Ysperklamm, Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste, Wachau Valley, Johannesbachklamm
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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