15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria itinerary planner

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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Heiligenblut
— 1 night
Drive
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Krimml
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Vienna
— 3 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liechtensteinklamm and Red Bull Hangar-7. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Salt Mine Hallein (in Hallein) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

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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 · Nature

Side Trips

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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 3rd (Tue), make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt. 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. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Heiligenblut

— 1 night
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, then admire the engineering at Malta High Alpine Road, then cruise 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; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Krimml

— 2 nights
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 bus. 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

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Achensee and Schloss Ambras 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: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck road trip planning app.

Getting from Krimml to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Vienna

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like State Hall of the Austrian National Library 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 3 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 · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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.