15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Heiligenblut
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Krimml
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liechtensteinklamm and Salt Mine Hallein. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Gollinger Wasserfall in Golling an der Salzach, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salzburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Chicago, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Salzburg is 7 hours. In June, Salzburg is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Liechtensteinklamm, Salt Mine Hallein
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 3rd (Tue), make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, thentake in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then go deep underground at Salzwelten. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, get interesting insight from Lake Hallstatt Explorer, and then take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

1
night
Heiligenblut

Heiligenblut ©
Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Vincent, thenadmire the engineering at Malta High Alpine Road, thencruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and finally make a trip to Edelweissspitze.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heiligenblut online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Heiligenblut in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Krimml.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Edelweissspitze, Malta High Alpine Road
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Edelweissspitze ©
Edelweissspitze

2
nights
Krimml

Krimml ©
Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn and then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), pause for some serene contemplation at Liebfrauenkirche, and then explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Krimml trip builder tool.

You can drive from Heiligenblut to Krimml in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. July in Krimml sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Krimml

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaprun, Liebfrauenkirche, Lake Zell
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Achensee and Altstadt von Innsbruck. Take a break from Innsbruck with a short trip to Stubaier Gletscher in Neustift im Stubaital, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Rosshutte, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Krimml to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rosshutte, Stubaier Gletscher, Achensee
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Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte
Achensee ©
Achensee
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

3
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek and Das Goldene Wiener Herz. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel route planner.

Fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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