20 days in Austria Itinerary

20 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Vienna
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt — 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Visit Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Badestrand Hallstatt for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad and Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. When in Hallstatt, make a side trip to see Dr. Vogelgesang-Klamm in Spital am Pyhrn, approximately Spital am Pyhrn away. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, explore the activities along Gosauseen, stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and admire the sheer force of Waldbachstrub Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hallstatt is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Kitzsteinhorn and Untersberg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Naturpark Riedingtal (in Zederhaus), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, identify plant and animal life at Sinne Erlebnispark an der Asitz Mittelstation, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Salzburg holiday planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kals am Grossglockner.
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Kals am Grossglockner — 2 nights

On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Assling, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum, and then play a few rounds at Dolomitengolf Osttirol. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalser Glocknerstrasse, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kals am Grossglockner online travel route planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Kals am Grossglockner in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Salzburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kals am Grossglockner, ranging from highs of 2°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Achensee and Hinterriss-Eng. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd (in Kitzbuhel), Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden (in Hinterriss) and Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, have some family-friendly fun at Bergisel Ski Jump, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Kals am Grossglockner to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Kals am Grossglockner, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Innsbruck, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste and Donauinsel. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, laugh and play at Prater, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna visit planner.

Fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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