35 days in Austria Itinerary

35 days in Austria Itinerary

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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
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Zell am See
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Nauders
— 3 nights
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Klagenfurt
— 4 nights
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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 St. Michael. Visit Stift Altenburg and Melk Abbey for their historical value. Explore Spitz's surroundings by going to Osterreichisches Freimaurermuseum Im Schloss Rosenau (in Schloss Rosenau), Naturpark Blockheide (in Gmuend) and Ysperklamm (in Yspertal). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Hinterhaus Castle, take in breathtaking views at Ötscherbach, admire the masterpieces at Keramikmusuem Scheibbs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Spitz trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Spitz is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Spitz. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in July; daily highs in Spitz reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mauthausen.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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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, explore the galleries of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and then delve into the distant past at Burgruine Windhaag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Greinburg Castle, then delve into the distant past at Burgruine Losenstein, and then see the interesting displays at Schmollgruber Eisenuhrenmuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mauthausen day trip website.

You can drive from Spitz to Mauthausen in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Salzburg — 4 nights

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 Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Popular historic sites such as Petersfriedhof and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Seewaldsee (in Sankt Koloman) and Langbathseen (in Ebensee am Traunsee). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Selinger, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

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; or take a bus. 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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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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 Kalser Glocknerstrasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zell am See: Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris) and Walfahrtskirche Maria Schnee (in Virgen). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zell am See tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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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 Telfes im Stubai) 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.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Klagenfurt — 4 nights

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Popular historic sites such as Landskron Castle and Burgruine Finkenstein are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dobratsch Nature Park and Auer von Welsbach Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klagenfurt: Fitness- und Gesundheitsparcours Warmbad-Villach (in Villach), Stadtturmgalerie (in Gmund) and Prebersee (in Tamsweg). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Holzmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Robert Musil Literatur Museum, admire the masterpieces at Werner Berg Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Klagenfurt road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nauders to Klagenfurt in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nauders in July; daily highs in Klagenfurt reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Graz.
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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 Sudbahn Museum. Explore Graz's surroundings by going to Stift Rein (in Rein), 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, walk around Schloss Eggenberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob.

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.
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Vienna — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schottenkirche and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Burggarten and Burgruine Kirchschlag. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgruine Landsee (in Landsee) and Vogelschutzgebiet Lange Lacke (in Apetlon). The adventure continues: stop by Das Goldene Wiener Herz, have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), brush up on your military savvy at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, and get your game on at Time Travel Vienna.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Graz to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. 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 catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

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.