35 days in Austria Itinerary

35 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria itinerary planner

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Fly to Vienna International Airport, Drive to Spitz
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Spitz
— 3 nights
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Mauthausen
— 2 nights
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zell am See
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nauders
— 3 nights
Drive
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Klagenfurt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Graz
— 4 nights
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Vienna
— 5 nights
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Spitz

— 3 nights
Spitz an der Donau is a market town in the district of Krems-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, further down from Willendorf on the left bank of the Danube.HistoryOccupied since Celtic times, it was first mentioned in 830. Get some cultural insight at Benediktinerstift Göttweig and Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt. Visit Stift Altenburg and Wehrkirche St. Michael for their historical value. Explore Spitz's surroundings by going to Ysperklamm (in Yspertal), Naturpark Blockheide (in Gmuend) and Osterreichisches Freimaurermuseum Im Schloss Rosenau (in Schloss Rosenau). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Hinterhaus Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, take in breathtaking views at Ötscherbach, and admire the masterpieces at Keramikmusuem Scheibbs.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Spitz trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Spitz is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Spitz. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect Spitz to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Mauthausen.

Things to do in Spitz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Mauthausen

— 2 nights
Mauthausen is a small market town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center, get engrossed in the history at KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and then contemplate the long history of Burgruine Windhaag. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Greinburg Castle, explore the ancient world of Burgruine Losenstein, and then examine the collection at Schmollgruber Eisenuhrenmuseum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mauthausen road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Spitz to Mauthausen takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Mauthausen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Salzburg

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franziskanerkirche and Langbathseen. Popular historic sites such as Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) are in your itinerary. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Seewaldsee in Sankt Koloman, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Selinger, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mauthausen to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Zell am See

— 3 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.
Pfarre Maria Luggau and Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vitalpinum and Erlebniswelt Tauerngold. Take a break from Zell am See with a short trip to Kalser Glocknerstrasse in Kals am Grossglockner, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Margareta Church and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schmittenhohe.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Zell am See trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Innsbruck

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Leutascher Geisterklamm and Greifvogelpark. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Greifvogelpark (in Umhausen) and Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nauders.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Nauders

— 3 nights
Finstermünz and Burg Berneck will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Rosengartenschlucht and Wandergebiet Nauders. Change things up with these side-trips from Nauders: Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl) and Naturpark Kaunergrat (in Fliess).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nauders driving holiday site.

Getting from Innsbruck to Nauders by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in July, expect nights in Nauders to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Nauders

Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Klagenfurt

— 4 nights

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Popular historic sites such as Landskron Castle and Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dobratsch Nature Park and Holzmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klagenfurt: Burgruine Finkenstein (in Finkenstein am Faaker See), Prebersee (in Tamsweg) and Stadtturmgalerie (in Gmund). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Auer von Welsbach Museum, admire the masterpieces at Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Fitness- und Gesundheitsparcours Warmbad-Villach, and take an in-depth tour of Robert Musil Literatur Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Klagenfurt trip app.

You can drive from Nauders to Klagenfurt in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nauders in July: high temperatures in Klagenfurt hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Graz

— 4 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Let the collections at Peter Roseggers Geburtshaus and Sudbahn Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Puchmuseum and Stift Rein. Explore Graz's surroundings by going to Planetarium Judenburg (in Judenburg), Schlossberg - Burg Landskron (in Bruck an der Mur) and Burg Gussing (in Gussing). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Brahmsmuseum, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob, and admire the natural beauty at Castle Herberstein.

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

Traveling by car from Klagenfurt to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Graz, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Vienna

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schottenkirche and Burggarten. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Burgruine Kirchschlag and Burgruine Landsee. Change things up with a short trip to Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke in Apetlon (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: stop by Das Goldene Wiener Herz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Freyung, and get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Graz to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.