49 days in Austria Itinerary

49 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel route planner
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Innsbruck
— 5 nights
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Zell am See
— 5 nights
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Salzburg
— 8 nights
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Linz
— 6 nights
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Vienna
— 13 nights
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Graz
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck — 5 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: Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein), Achensee (in Maurach) and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck travel planner.

Exeter, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Exeter to Innsbruck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.
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Zell am See — 5 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Weitmoserschlossl Bad Hofgastein (in Bad Hofgastein), Heiligenblut (Großglockner National Park & Grossglockner High Alpine Road) and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner, contemplate the long history of Außervillgraten, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, and head outdoors with Klammsee.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zell am See trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zell am See in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 8 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Linz.
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Linz — 6 nights

Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stillensteinklamm Wanderweg (in Grein), Burgruine Schaunberg (in Eferding) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Weg im Schloßpark, make a trip to Gusen Memorial, explore the activities along Almsee, and take an in-depth tour of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Linz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Salzburg to Linz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.
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Vienna — 13 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 striking features of Belvedere Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, walk around Prater, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Linz to Vienna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Graz.
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Graz — 6 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Graz: Green Lake (in Mautern in Steiermark), Roseggermuseum Krieglach (in Krieglach) and Gruener See (in Oberort). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, stroll through Stadtpark, head outdoors with Messe Graz, and contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Graz trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Vienna to Graz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Graz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 5 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
When in Hallstatt, make a side trip to see Traunsee in Gmunden, approximately Gmunden away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

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Getting from Graz to Hallstatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to 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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