30 days in Austria Itinerary

30 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 11 nights
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Melk
— 3 nights
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck
— 5 nights
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Vienna — 11 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and stroll around Prater.

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Los Angeles, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 61°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Melk.
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Melk — 3 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melk: Krems an der Donau (Dominikanerkirche & Steiner Tor) and Fahrradmuseum (in Ybbs an der Donau). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Melk Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Hinterhaus Castle, look for gifts at Wein & Wachau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durnstein Abbey.

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Traveling by train from Vienna to Melk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vienna in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melk, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 4 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Step out of Hallstatt with an excursion to Traunsee in Gmunden--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip planner.

Getting from Melk to Hallstatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 5 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl), Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, hit the slopes at Rosshutte, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

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Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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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