11 days in Austria Itinerary

11 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 3 nights
Train
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Melk
— 1 night
Fly
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Neustift im Stubaital
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zell am See
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Vienna — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Leopold Museum. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Ringstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire the landmark architecture of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and steep yourself in history at Karlskirche.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna tour itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Vienna reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Melk.
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Melk — 1 night

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Melk Abbey, then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durnstein Abbey.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melk trip website.

You can take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Vienna in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Melk: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Neustift im Stubaital.
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Neustift im Stubaital — 2 nights

On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Neustift im Stubaital itinerary planning app.

Fly from Melk to Neustift im Stubaital in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melk in August, expect nights in Neustift im Stubaital to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Zell am See.
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Zell am See — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, and then head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Circus Saalbach, and then explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See trip planner.

Getting from Neustift im Stubaital to Zell am See by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Neustift im Stubaital in August, expect nights in Zell am See to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and then stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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