10 days in Upper Austria Itinerary

10 days in Upper Austria Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Austria Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Linz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gmunden
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  38​h
End: Queenstown

2
nights
Linz

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ursulinenkirche and Schloss Hartheim. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Lamberg and KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuad Thai Massage Steyr (in Steyr), Therme Geinberg (in Geinberg) and Tropicana Sudseetherme (in Bad Schallerbach). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Casino Linz, Head underground at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, and examine the collection at Nordico Stadtmuseum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Linz planning app .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Linz is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gmunden.

Things to do in Linz

Spas Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Steyr, Upper Austria, KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Schloss Hartheim, Tropicana Sudseetherme
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KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Schloss Hartheim ©
Schloss Hartheim
Schloss Lamberg ©
Schloss Lamberg

3
nights
Gmunden

Gmunden ©
Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria, Austria in the district of Gmunden. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seeschloss Ort and Kleiner Sonnstein. Visit Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen and Burgruine Scharnstein for their historical value. Explore Gmunden's surroundings by going to Schoerfling am Attersee (Schloss Kammer & Gustav Klimt Center) and Stadtpfarrkirche Schwanenstadt (in Schwanenstadt). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Treppelweg entlang der Traun, look for gifts at Geschenke fuer's Herzerl, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt, and contemplate the long history of Rathaus.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gmunden itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Linz to Gmunden by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Gmunden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Schoerfling am Attersee, Traunkirchen, Wallfahrtsbasilika Maria Puchheim, Lake Attersee, Burgruine Scharnstein
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Kleiner Sonnstein ©
Kleiner Sonnstein
Seeschloss Ort ©
Seeschloss Ort
Burgruine Scharnstein ©
Burgruine Scharnstein

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): go deep underground at Salzwelten, step into the grandiose world of Kaiser-Villa, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Salzkammergut Thermal Spa, and finally examine the collection at FahrzeugMuseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to 5 Fingers, then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, then examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Gmunden to Hallstatt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Bad Ischl, 5 Fingers
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Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Kaiser-Villa ©
Kaiser-Villa
Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt

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