8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Vienna
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Melk
— 1 night
Drive to Vienna International Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Vienna — 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Augustinerkirche. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna attractions planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Vienna is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Innsbruck.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 30th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then explore the activities along Kaltwassersee, and finally hit the slopes at Rosshutte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melk.
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Side Trip
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Melk — 1 night

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melk trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Melk in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salzburg in October since evenings lows in Melk dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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