15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Heiligenblut
— 1 night
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Krimml
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Vienna
— 3 nights
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Salzburg — 2 nights

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 Untersberg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Salzwelten Salzburg (in Hallein). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel route planner.

Chicago, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Salzburg, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Salzburg at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 2 nights

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, head outdoors with Lake Hallstatt Explorer, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of 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.
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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 take a memorable drive along 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.
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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.
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Innsbruck — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Achensee and Bergisel Ski Jump. Change things up with a short trip to Stubaier Gletscher in Neustift im Stubaital (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and fly down the slopes at Rosshutte.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck road trip app.

You can drive from Krimml to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna — 3 nights

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 Ringstrasse. 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 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 2.5 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 fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.