12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Vienna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Grobming
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zell am See
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Innsbruck
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Vienna at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

few
hours
Grobming

Grobming ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gruener See as well as Stoderzinken.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grobming trip maker tool .

You can drive from Vienna to Grobming in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Grobming

Outdoors

Side Trip

Gruener See
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Stoderzinken ©
Stoderzinken
Gruener See ©
Gruener See

2
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You've added Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, 5 Fingers, Hallstatter See, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, and then don't miss a visit to 5 Fingers.

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Getting from Grobming to Hallstatt by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zell am See.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, 5 Fingers
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Hallstatt Skywalk ©
Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
5 Fingers ©
5 Fingers

3
nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Schmittenhohe. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zell, don't miss a visit to Gipfelwelt 3000, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stop by SOPURE - Salt & Soaps.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zell am See visit planner .

You can drive from Hallstatt to Zell am See in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planning website .

Take a train from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation maker tool .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

1
night
Vienna

Vienna ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunner Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Vienna route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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