13 days in Austria Itinerary

13 days in Austria Itinerary

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13 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Genoa
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kitzbuhel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hallstatt
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vienna
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Genoa

2
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and then head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planning site .

Genoa, Italy to Innsbruck is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Genoa in August; daily highs in Innsbruck reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Grawa Wasserfall, Achensee, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Badestrand Achensee Nord
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Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

1
night
Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at Hexenwasser, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badesee Kirchberg, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Schwarzsee.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kitzbuhel day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hexenwasser, Badesee Kirchberg
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Badesee Kirchberg ©
Badesee Kirchberg
Hexenwasser ©
Hexenwasser
Schwarzsee ©
Schwarzsee

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Salzburg Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Untersberg and Lamprechtshohle. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and explore the galleries of Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kitzbuhel 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

1
night
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, tour the water at your own pace with Lake Hallstatt Explorer, then kick back and relax at Badestrand Hallstatt, and finally explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Schönbrunn Zoo and Prater. Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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