35 days in Austria Itinerary

35 days in Austria Itinerary

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35 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26​h
1
Spitz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mauthausen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Zell am See
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Innsbruck
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nauders
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Klagenfurt
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Graz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Vienna
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Spitz

Spitz ©
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 historical perspective at Melk Abbey and Stift Altenburg. Get a sense of the local culture at Hinterhaus Castle and Wehrkirche St. Michael. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Spitz: Naturpark Blockheide (in Gmuend), Ysperklamm (in Yspertal) and Osterreichisches Freimaurermuseum Im Schloss Rosenau (in Schloss Rosenau). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ötscherbach, explore the world behind art at Keramikmusuem Scheibbs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Spitz trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Spitz is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Adelaide to Spitz. Traveling from Adelaide in July, things will get much warmer in Spitz: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mauthausen.

Things to do in Spitz

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Weissenkirchen, Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Melk Abbey, Ysperklamm, Stift Altenburg
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Stift Altenburg ©
Stift Altenburg
Hinterhaus Castle ©
Hinterhaus Castle

2
nights
Mauthausen

Mauthausen ©
Mauthausen is a small market town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ars Electronica Center, then steep yourself in history at Mauthausen Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Burgruine Windhaag. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Greinburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles Church, then explore the ancient world of Burgruine Losenstein, and finally see the interesting displays at Schmollgruber Eisenuhrenmuseum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mauthausen holiday maker .

Getting from Spitz to Mauthausen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Mauthausen

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Grein, Burgruine Windhaag, Ars Electronica Center, Burgruine Losenstein, Schmollgruber Eisenuhrenmuseum
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Mauthausen Memorial ©
Mauthausen Memorial
Burgruine Windhaag ©
Burgruine Windhaag
Greinburg Castle ©
Greinburg Castle

4
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Petersfriedhof. Explore hidden gems such as Red Bull Hangar-7 and Haus der Natur. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Seewaldsee (in Sankt Koloman) and Langbathseen (in Ebensee). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and view the masterpieces at Thomas Selinger.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Mauthausen to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Seewaldsee, Langbathseen
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Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

3
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schmittenhohe and Pfarre Maria Luggau. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee and St.Margareta Church. Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Kalser Glocknerstrasse (in Kals am Grossglockner), Vitalpinum (in Assling) and Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zell am See trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Erlebniswelt Tauerngold, Kalser Glocknerstrasse, Pfarre Maria Luggau, Vitalpinum, St.Margareta Church
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Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Pfarre Maria Luggau ©
Pfarre Maria Luggau
Kalser Glocknerstrasse ©
Kalser Glocknerstrasse

4
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some historical perspective at Altstadt von Innsbruck and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Dom zu St. Jakob. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Greifvogelpark (in Umhausen), Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Hinterriss (Hinterriss-Eng & Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and look for all kinds of wild species at Greifvogelpark.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Nauders.

Things to do in Innsbruck

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Greifvogelpark, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Greifvogelpark
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Leutascher Geisterklamm ©
Leutascher Geisterklamm
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

3
nights
Nauders

Nauders ©
Finstermünz and Burg Berneck are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rosengartenschlucht and Wandergebiet Nauders. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nauders: Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl) and Naturpark Kaunergrat (in Fliess).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nauders trip planner .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Nauders takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in July, you will find days in Nauders are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Nauders

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Naturpark Kaunergrat, Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, Rosengartenschlucht, Finstermünz, Burg Berneck
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Rosengartenschlucht ©
Rosengartenschlucht
Finstermünz ©
Finstermünz
Burg Berneck ©
Burg Berneck

4
nights
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Stadtturmgalerie and Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holzmuseum and Burgruine Finkenstein. Get out of town with these interesting Klagenfurt side-trips: Villach (Fitness- und Gesundheitsparcours Warmbad-Villach & Dobratsch Nature Park), Landskron Castle (in Landskron) and Prebersee (in Tamsweg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Werner Berg Museum, examine the collection at Robert Musil Literatur Museum, and steep yourself in history at Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nauders to Klagenfurt in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Nauders in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Klagenfurt: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Villach, Prebersee, Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum, Burgruine Finkenstein, Holzmuseum
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Holzmuseum ©
Holzmuseum
Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum ©
Metnitzer Totentanzmuseum
Museum Liaunig ©
Museum Liaunig

4
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt von Graz and Schloss Eggenberg. Let the collections at Planetarium Judenburg and Sudbahn Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graz: Schlossberg - Burg Landskron (in Bruck an der Mur), Peter Roseggers Geburtshaus (in Alpl) and Burg Gussing (in Gussing). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Puchmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Rein, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grazer Schlossberg, and enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Graz trip planner .

Drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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

Judenburg, Murzzuschlag, Peter Roseggers Geburtshaus, Freilichtmuseum Gerersdorf, Schlossberg - Burg Landskron
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Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Planetarium Judenburg ©
Planetarium Judenburg

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Ringstrasse and Burgruine Kirchschlag. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Leopold Museum and Imperial Treasury of Vienna. Venture out of the city with trips to Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke (in Apetlon) and Burgruine Landsee (in Landsee). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), stroll through Burggarten, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History, and pause for some serene contemplation at Schottenkirche.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Graz to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Burgruine Kirchschlag, Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke, Burgruine Landsee
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Leopold Museum ©
Leopold Museum
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
Imperial Treasury of Vienna ©
Imperial Treasury of Vienna

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