34 days in Austria Itinerary

34 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 9 nights
Train
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Melk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 4 nights
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Vienna — 9 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vienna. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Melk.
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Melk — 4 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Get out of town with these interesting Melk side-trips: Fahrradmuseum (in Ybbs an der Donau), Mostelleria - Destillerie Farthofer (in Amstetten) and Schloss Walpersdorf (in Walpersdorf). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey, examine the collection at Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz, learn about winemaking at Weingut Kolkmann, and make a trip to Michaelerkirche.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melk trip site.

Take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vienna in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Melk. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (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.
Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Pfarre St. Wolfgang in St. Wolfgang, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Melk to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melk in May since evenings lows in Salzburg dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 6 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), Stubaital (in Mutterbergalm) and Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), stroll through St. Anton, and hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.
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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.
Hallstatt is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall, and take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt online itinerary planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Hallstatt by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.
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Graz — 4 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graz: Sensenwerk Deutschfeistritz (in Deutschfeistritz), Tierwelt Herberstein (in Stubenberg am See) and Flecks SteirerBier (in Frohnleiten). There's still lots to do: stroll around Stadtpark, don't miss a visit to Basilika Mariatrost, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz Jesu Kirche, and stop by Olmuhle Hartlieb.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Graz trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car 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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