12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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12 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Vienna
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Wattens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Zell am See
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Salzburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

5
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Riesenrad. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, stop by FreyWille, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Vienna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Vienna. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Vienna at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wattens.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

1
night
Wattens

Wattens ©
Wattens is a market town of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol. On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wattens trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Wattens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Wattens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Wattens

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

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Innsbruck
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Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©

1
night
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell and then fly down the slopes at Kitzsteinhorn.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zell am See trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wattens to Zell am See takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kitzsteinhorn
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Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

4
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mirabell Palace and Freibad Leopoldskron. There's still lots to do: get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planning site .

Getting from Zell am See to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Zoo Salzburg ©
Zoo Salzburg

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