8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Train
2
Linz
— 1 night
Drive
3
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bregenz
Drive
5
Salzburg
— 1 night
Drive

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Vienna

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online vacation planner.

Nuremberg, Germany to Vienna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vienna when traveling from Nuremberg in August, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Linz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Linz

— 1 night
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Linz trip website.

Getting from Vienna to Linz by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Linz

Parks

Side Trip

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Linz to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Bregenz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bregenz

Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Adlerwarte Eagle Observatory and then don't miss a visit to Bregenz Festival.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bregenz holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Bregenz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Bregenz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bregenz

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salzburg

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip maker site.

You can drive from Bregenz to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.