13 days in Austria Itinerary

13 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria planner
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Vienna
— 5 nights
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Hallstatt — 2 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Visit Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area and Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Gosauseen. Explore Hallstatt's surroundings by going to Cumberland Wildpark Grunau (in Grunau im Almtal), Oldtimer- und Erlebnismuseum Rund ums Rad (in Altmunster) and Ebensee am Traunsee (Gassel-Tropfsteinhoehle & Langbathseen). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Attersee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Hallstatt, and trek along Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hallstatt is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from the city and head to Gollinger Wasserfall and Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm. Shop till you drop at Getreidegasse and EUROPARK. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen), Schattberg X-press (in Saalbach-Hinterglemm) and Zell am See (Schmittenhohe, Zell Am See, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, stroll through Liechtensteinklamm, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and trek along Wilde Wasser.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip builder.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 5th (Fri), appreciate the history behind St. Anna's Column (Annasaule), then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and then pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally stop by Speckeria.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nationalpark Donau-Auen and Schneeberg. Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and Meinl am Graben. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Kittenberger Erlebnisgaerten (in Schiltern), Flugplatz Krems - Langenlois (in Krems an der Donau) and Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide (in Perchtoldsdorf). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll around Prater, wander the streets of Mariahilfer Strasse, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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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