60 days in Austria Itinerary

60 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
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Obertauern
— 2 nights
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Kaprun
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 8 nights
Drive
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Ischgl
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melk
— 6 nights
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Graz
— 7 nights
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Vienna
— 22 nights
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Salzburg — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Popular historic sites such as Schloss Hellbrunn and KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen), Salzwelten Salzburg (in Hallein) and Linz (Mariendom & Pöstlingbergbahn). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Salzburg is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Salzburg is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get cooler in Salzburg: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 3 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen and Old Town. Get outdoors at Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area. Change things up with a short trip to Kleiner Sonnstein in Traunkirchen (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Narzissen Vital Resort, enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt travel planner.

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 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Obertauern.
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Obertauern — 2 nights

Obertauern is a tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Naturpark Riedingtal, then get to know the fascinating history of Stadtplatz, and then step into the grandiose world of Alte Burg. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Obertauern Ski Resort, pause for some photo ops at Beatles Memorial, then fly down the slopes at Filzmoos, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wagrain Grafenberg.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Obertauern trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Obertauern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Gipfelwelt 3000, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, then take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe, and finally stop by SOPURE - Salt & Soaps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Snow Space Salzburg - St. Johann, head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kaprun online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Obertauern to Kaprun in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December in Kaprun, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 8 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Popular historic sites such as Altstadt von Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Swarovski Kristallwelten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Cross Country Academy - Private Lessons (in Seefeld in Tirol), Neustift im Stubaital (Grawa Wasserfall & Stubaier Gletscher) and Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, fly down the slopes at Schlick 2000, steep yourself in history at Kufstein Fortress, and stroll through Mayrhofner Bergbahnen.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck route planning site.

Drive from Kaprun to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kaprun, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Innsbruck, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Schloss Starkenberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Galtuer. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Skigebiet Warth Schrocken, hit the slopes at St. Anton, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeologisches Museum Fliess.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ischgl journey planning website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Ischgl in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Innsbruck in January since evenings lows in Ischgl dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melk.
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Melk — 6 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Melk Abbey and Basilika Mariazell. Get outdoors at Wachau Valley and Erlaufschlucht. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melk: LOISIUM WeinWelt & Vinothek (in Langenlois), Enns (Basilika St. Laurenz & Stadtpfarrkirche St. Marien) and Winzer Krems (in Krems an der Donau). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Lunz Am See, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, delve into the distant past at Durnstein Castle, and identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Blockheide.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ischgl to Melk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Melk are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Graz.
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Graz — 7 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt von Graz and Weingut Gross. You'll get in some beach time at Well Welt Kumberg and Strandbad Velden. Explore Graz's surroundings by going to Bildungshaus Schloss Retzhof (in Wagna), Weingut Lackner-Tinnacher (in Gamlitz) and Langmann vulgo Lex (in St. Stefan ob Stainz). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Therme Loipersdorf, learn about winemaking at Weinhof Platzer, don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz, and examine the collection at Landeszeughaus.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Graz route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melk to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Graz when traveling from Melk in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna — 22 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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Hofburg. Step out of the city life by going to Kahlenberg and Johannesbachklamm. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Weingut Prieler (in Schutzen am Gebirge), Weingut Esterhazy (in Trausdorf an der Wulka) and Rust Old Town (in Rust). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, and steep yourself in history at Karlskirche.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Graz to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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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