8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Vienna

— 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and The Hofburg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), explore the world behind art at Albertina, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to Vienna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

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 Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburger Altstadt. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, and don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planning tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.