20 days in Austria Itinerary

20 days in Austria Itinerary

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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Vienna
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt — 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Relax by the water at Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area. Visiting Badestrand Hallstatt and Hallstatter See will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Hallstatt: Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad (in Unterach am Attersee) and Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm (in Spital am Pyhrn). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Attersee.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hallstatt is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Hallstatt due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Kitzsteinhorn and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Naturpark Riedingtal (in Zederhaus). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sinne Erlebnispark an der Asitz Mittelstation.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online visit planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kals am Grossglockner.
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Kals am Grossglockner — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Assling, look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum, and then play a few rounds at Dolomitengolf Osttirol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, then identify plant and animal life at Kalser Glocknerstrasse, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Kals am Grossglockner in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Salzburg in December, expect nights in Kals am Grossglockner to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get outdoors at Rosshutte and Leutascher Geisterklamm. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden), Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd (in Kitzbuhel) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), have some family-friendly fun at Bergisel Ski Jump, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kals am Grossglockner to Innsbruck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna — 6 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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste and Donauinsel. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Innsbruck to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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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