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 Hinterhaus Castle. Visit Stift Altenburg and Wehrkirche St. Michael for their historical value. Explore Spitz's surroundings by going to Osterreichisches Freimaurermuseum Im Schloss Rosenau (in Schloss Rosenau), Ysperklamm (in Yspertal) and Naturpark Blockheide (in Gmuend). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt, 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 The Selinger. Popular historic sites such as Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Schloss Hellbrunn are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Seewaldsee (in Sankt Koloman) and Langbathseen (in Ebensee am Traunsee). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip maker website.

Drive from Mauthausen to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 St.Margareta Church will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vitalpinum and Schmittenhohe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zell am See: Kalser Glocknerstrasse (in Kals am Grossglockner), Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee (in Virgen) and Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zell am See travel site.

You can 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, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Winter Sports

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 The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl). Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden) and Greifvogelpark (in Telfes im Stubai). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

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: Naturpark Kaunergrat (in Fliess) and Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl).

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 Museum Liaunig. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klagenfurt: Stadtturmgalerie (in Gmund), Prebersee (in Tamsweg) and Burgruine Finkenstein (in Finkenstein am Faaker See). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Holzmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Werner Berg Museum, 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 Puchmuseum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Planetarium Judenburg and Burg Gussing. Explore Graz's surroundings by going to Stift Rein (in Rein), Freilichtmuseum Gerersdorf (in Gerersdorf bei Gussing) and Schlossberg - Burg Landskron (in Bruck an der Mur). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Sudbahn Museum, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.
Schottenkirche and Ringstrasse will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Leopold Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke (in Apetlon), Burgruine Landsee (in Landsee) and Burgruine Kirchschlag (in Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Burggarten, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vienna holiday planning website.

Getting from Graz to Vienna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.