39 days in Austria Itinerary

39 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
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Ischgl
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melk
— 5 nights
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Vienna
— 10 nights
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Innsbruck — 6 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some cultural insight at Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Hofkirche. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Maria-Theresien-Strasse and Altstadt von Innsbruck. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl) and Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, soothe aching muscles at Happy Fitness Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck online itinerary maker.

Valletta, Malta to Innsbruck is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Innsbruck is much colder than Valletta - with highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Ischgl.
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Ischgl — 2 nights

Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. On the 2nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Alpinarium Galtur and then look for all kinds of wild species at Naturpark Kaunergrat. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Anton, and then stroll through Zuers.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ischgl trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Ischgl in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Innsbruck in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ischgl, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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. On the 4th (Tue), get great views at Gipfelwelt 3000, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tauern Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki and then stroll through Schmittenhohe.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaprun trip planner.

You can drive from Ischgl to Kaprun in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ischgl in January; daily highs in Kaprun reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) 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.
Visit Mariendom and Basilika St. Michael for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to DomQuartier Salzburg and Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). Venture out of the city with trips to Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen), Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, make a trip to Linzergasse, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Perwang am Grabensee, and examine the collection at Haus der Natur.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaprun to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kaprun, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salzburg, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 12th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at Narzissen Vital Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally go for a walk through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt road trip planning site.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Graz.
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Graz — 5 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Explore hidden gems such as Hauptplatz and Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage. Get a sense of the local culture at Landeszeughaus and Hochosterwitz Castle (Burg Hochosterwitz). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Graz: Aussichtsturm Pyramidenkogel (in Keutschach am See) and Klagenfurt (Minimundus & Lake Worthersee). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof, take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, and walk around Schlossberg.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Graz tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Graz sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Melk.
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Melk — 5 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wachau Valley and Burgruine Duernstein. Get in touch with nature at Ski Resort Oedberg and Natur-und Erlebnispark Buchenberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melk: Sole Felsen Bad (in Gmuend), Seebad Lunz Am See (in Lunz am See) and Weingut Jaeger (in Weissenkirchen). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Artstetten Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, do a tasting at Weingut Franz Hirtzberger, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Graz to Melk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Graz in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melk, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.
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Vienna — 10 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.
Burggarten and Cafe Gloriette will appeal to history buffs. Augustinerkirche and Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, take some stellar pictures from Kahlenberg, appreciate the history behind Goethe Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Melk to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melk in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vienna, with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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