8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna — 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Krakow, Poland to Vienna is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Salzburg — 3 nights

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 and Schloss Hellbrunn. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salzburg Cathedral and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and stroll through 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Austria travel guide

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.