11 days in Riyadh & Austria Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melk, Austria
— 2 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 2 nights

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque and Masmak Fortress. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panorama Mall and King Fahad Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Tahlia Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Kingdom Centre Tower, stop by Centria, and browse the different shops at Riyadh Gallery Mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Riyadh trip tool.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In September in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, then wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna journey builder.

You can fly from Riyadh to Vienna in 8 hours. Traveling from Riyadh to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in September; daily highs in Vienna reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Innsbruck.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Melk.
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Melk, Austria — 2 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey, then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Melk tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Melk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melk, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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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