9 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

9 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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9 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kitzbuhel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg road trip site .

New York City, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Salzburg, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Obertauern Ski Resort, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Element3 Ski School, don't miss a visit to Franziskaner Der Immakulata, then stroll through Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, then fly down the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Minigolfplatz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kitzbuhel online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in January, you will find days in Kitzbuhel are little chillier (33°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, Minigolfplatz
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SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Franziskaner Der Immakulata ©
Franziskaner Der Immakulata

4
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe (in Nesselwaengle), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Ischgl (Ischgl-Samnaun ski area & Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl). Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at St. Anton, hit the slopes at Serlesbahnen, admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, and don't miss a visit to Pfarrkirche Fulpmes.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ischgl, St. Anton am Arlberg, Pfarrkirche Fulpmes, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
St. Anton ©
St. Anton

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