38 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 5 nights
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Mondsee
— 3 nights
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
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Fuschl am See
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St Gilgen
— 2 nights
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St. Wolfgang
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Bad Ischl
— 2 nights
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Altaussee
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
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Ramsau am Dachstein
— 3 nights
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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
— 3 nights
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Aschau im Zillertal
— 3 nights
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Lech
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Vienna — 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schmetterlinghaus, Karlskirche, Danube Tower, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leopold Museum and Ysperklamm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Johannesbachklamm (in Wurflach). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and get your game on at Time Travel Vienna.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Mondsee.
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Mondsee — 3 nights

Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria located on the shore of the lake Mondsee. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum Mondseeland Und Osterreichisches Pfahlbaumuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Abtsdorf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau, then examine the collection at Freilichtmuseum Stehrerhof, and finally identify plant and animal life at Puchheimer Au. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Irrsee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee, and then contemplate the long history of Schloss Kammer.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mondsee trip builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Mondsee in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schloss Hellbrunn and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburger Freilichtmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm (in Maria Alm) and Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm (in Weissbach bei Lofer). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Blasius Church, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg day trip app.

Salzburg is just a stone's throw from Mondsee. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fuschl am See.
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Fuschl am See

Fuschl am See is an Austrian municipality in the district of Salzburg-Umgebung, in the state of Salzburg. On the 12th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Langlaufdorf Faistenau, contemplate the waterfront views at Naturstrandbad Fuschlsee, and then get outside with Fuschlsee Rundweg.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Fuschl am See trip planner.

Fuschl am See is just a short distance from Salzburg. In May in Fuschl am See, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Gilgen.
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St Gilgen — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St Gilgen Mozartplatz, examine the collection at Puppenstubenmuseum Hintersee, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Gilgen, see the interesting displays at Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker, then get engrossed in the history at Heimatkundliches Museum St. Gilgen, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wolfgang. Keep things going the next day: stop by Geschenke & Souvenir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Europakloster Gut Aich, steep yourself in history at Falkensteinkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Taufer und St. Johannes der Evangelist, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jahreszeiten-Weg, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Burg Golling.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St Gilgen trip itinerary site.

St Gilgen is just a short distance from Fuschl am See. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Wolfgang.
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St. Wolfgang

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St. Wolfgang is just a stone's throw from St Gilgen. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Bad Ischl.
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Bad Ischl — 2 nights

Bad Ischl is a spa town in Austria. On the 15th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Kleiner Sonnstein, examine the collection at Oldtimer- und Erlebnismuseum Rund ums Rad, get to know the fascinating history of Treppelweg entlang der Traun, then examine the collection at Klo & So - Museum fur historische Sanitarobjekte, and finally trek along Kaltenbachwildnis.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bad Ischl travel planner.

Bad Ischl is very close to St. Wolfgang. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Altaussee.
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Altaussee — 2 nights

Altaussee is a municipality and spa town in the district of Liezen in Styria, Austria. On the 16th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Loser. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Loser-Panoramastraße, then admire the natural beauty at Bad Aussee Alpengarten, then get engrossed in the history at Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee, and finally explore the activities along Altausseer See.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Altaussee trip planner.

Altaussee is just a stone's throw from Bad Ischl. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 5 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Get outdoors at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Waldbachstrub Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Badestrand Hallstatt. Venture out of the city with trips to Karkogel (in Abtenau) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Werfenweng). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip planner.

Hallstatt is very close to Altaussee. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ramsau am Dachstein.
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Ramsau am Dachstein — 3 nights

Stadtturmgalerie and Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Ursprungalm and Prebersee. Go for a jaunt from Ramsau am Dachstein to Seeboden to see Castle Sommeregg about 1h 30 min away.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ramsau am Dachstein tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Ramsau am Dachstein in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser.
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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser — 3 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kundler Klamm and Filzalmsee. Escape the urban bustle at Pro-Skischule and Hohe Salve. Change things up with these side-trips from Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser: Felberturm Museum (in Mittersill), Felsenkapelle (in Matrei in Osttirol) and Museum Bramberg (in Bramberg am Wildkogel).

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Drive from Ramsau am Dachstein to Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser in 2.5 hours. May in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Aschau im Zillertal.
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Aschau im Zillertal — 3 nights

Get in touch with nature at Gletscherweg Innergschloss and Ski-Optimal Hochzillertal. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads and Augustinermuseum Rattenberg. Get out of town with these interesting Aschau im Zillertal side-trips: Tiefenbachklamm (in Brandenberg), Chiesetta di San Nicolo a Matrei (in Matrei in Osttirol) and Schloss Matzen (in Reith im Alpbachtal).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aschau im Zillertal day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser to Aschau im Zillertal takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Lech.
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Lech — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Bregenzerwaldbahn Museumsbahn, stroll through Skirunde Der Weisse Ring, and then stroll through Geoweg Ruefikopf. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Lech-Oberlech Tobbagon Run, contemplate the waterfront views at Koerbersee, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche Sankt Nikolaus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lech trip itinerary website.

Drive from Aschau im Zillertal to Lech in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lech are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll explore and learn at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and Tyrolean Folk Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt von Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Friedensglocke (in Mosern). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Tirol Panorama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, get engrossed in the history at Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum), and browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Lech to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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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