14 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria holiday planner
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Krimml
— 1 night
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 1 night
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Klagenfurt
— 1 night
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Graz
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Basilica Wilten will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Leutascher Geisterklamm and Schlick 2000. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Stuibenfall (in Umhausen), Piburger See (in Oetz) and Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and stroll through Friedensglocke.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Innsbruck is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Krimml.
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Krimml — 1 night

Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, hike along Jodelwanderweg, relax and rejuvenate at Alpenwelt FelsenBAD&SPA, make a trip to Gletscherblickalm Hochkrimml, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wasserfall Hart, and finally admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krimml holiday maker site.

Getting from Innsbruck to Krimml by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Innsbruck in December, you will find days in Krimml are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kals am Grossglockner.
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Kals am Grossglockner — 1 night

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kals am Grossglockner journey website.

Traveling by car from Krimml to Kals am Grossglockner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. You'll set off for Salzburg on the 29th (Thu).
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Salzburg — 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 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, examine the collection at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Fuschlsee Rundweg, admire the striking features of Red Bull Headquarters, make a trip to St Gilgen Mozartplatz, appreciate the views at Bluntautal Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Naturbadegebiet Vorderkaser, and finally learn something new at Skischule Sturm Almenwelt.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour planner.

You can drive from Kals am Grossglockner to Salzburg in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parish of the Assumption and Stift Admont. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and Traunsee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hallstatt: Traunkirchen (Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen & Johannesbergkapelle), Ebensee am Traunsee (Offensee, Feuerkogel, &more) and Traunstein (in Gmunden). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, go for a walk through Old Town, and examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hallstatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Klagenfurt.
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Klagenfurt — 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarre Maria Saal, admire the striking features of Kreuzberglkirche, Kreuzweg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Klagenfurt War Cemetery - Commonwealth War Grave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Viktring.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Klagenfurt day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Klagenfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Klagenfurt sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Graz.
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Graz — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz Jesu Kirche, delve into the distant past at Burgruine Gosting, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stift Rein, then examine the collection at Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenschutzklamm. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Step Church (Stiegenkirche), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, get a new perspective on nature at Universalmuseum Joanneum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Herrengasse, then contemplate the long history of Stallbastei, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Barbara.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Graz trip planner.

You can drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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