15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary planner
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Drive to Vienna International Airport, Fly to Manama


Vienna — 4 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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna attractions planning tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Vienna is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Vienna. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manama in July: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Melk.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Melk — 1 night

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and then learn about winemaking at Weingut Bohmer.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melk route planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Melk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Wineries · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Salzburg — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Gollinger Wasserfall and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and don't miss a visit to Stiegl Brauwelt.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg day trip app.

Traveling by car from Melk to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Melk in July, plan for little chillier nights in Salzburg, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Achenkirch.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Achenkirch — 1 night

On the 24th (Sun), get outside with Karwendel Bergbahn, contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee, and then kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Achenkirch takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Achenkirch sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Hallstatt.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, kick back and relax at Badestrand Hallstatt, and then examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt.

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You can drive from Achenkirch to Hallstatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Graz — 3 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 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, take a stroll through Kaelbernes Viertel (Calf's Quarter), and then kick back and relax at Well Welt Kumberg. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Flecks SteirerBier, and then get outside with Baerenschuetzklamm.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Graz trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Graz sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Austria travel guide

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.