17 days in Austria Itinerary

17 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly
1
Vienna
— 4 nights
Train
2
Melk
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Neustift im Stubaital
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Salzburg
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Church of the Jesuits. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, get great views at Kahlenberg, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online tour planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Vienna, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in September: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Melk.
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Melk — 2 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Melk Abbey, appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Durnstein Abbey. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at House of Colors handmade Art by Corinna Kirchhof, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, and then learn about winemaking at Weingut Kolkmann.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melk itinerary maker site.

Getting from Vienna to Melk by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Melk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Neustift im Stubaital.
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Neustift im Stubaital — 2 nights

On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then explore the activities along Kaltwassersee, and finally identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall, then fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Neustift im Stubaital trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melk to Neustift im Stubaital takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melk in September, things will get little chillier in Neustift im Stubaital: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.
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Kaprun — 2 nights

Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kaprun trip planner.

Drive from Neustift im Stubaital to Kaprun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Neustift im Stubaital in September, expect nights in Kaprun to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Hellbrunn and Petersfriedhof. Step out of the city life by going to Eisriesenwelt and Gollinger Wasserfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Salzwelten Salzburg (in Hallein), Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (in Obertraun) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Schladming). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

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Getting from Kaprun to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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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