12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly
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Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. Anton am Arlberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaprun
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hallstatt
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Vienna — 3 nights

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.
Kirche am Steinhof and Karlskirche will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaisergruft and Leopold Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Votivkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, brush up on your military savvy at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Houston, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Vienna, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in February, expect Vienna to be much colder, temps between 41°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to St. Anton am Arlberg.
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St. Anton am Arlberg — 2 nights

On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Die Kirche von St. Jakob, stroll through Ski Arlberg, and then fly down the slopes at Zuers. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at St. Anton, then hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, and then get engrossed in the history at Ski museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Anton am Arlberg trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to St. Anton am Arlberg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in St. Anton am Arlberg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, then explore the historical opulence of Kufstein Fortress, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St. Anton am Arlberg to Innsbruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in February, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kaprun.
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Kaprun — 1 night

Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, take some stellar pictures from Gipfelwelt 3000, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kaprun trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Kaprun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Innsbruck in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kaprun: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 1 night

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick".

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Hallstatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Historic Sites

Salzburg — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, examine the collection at Haus der Natur, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Snow Space Salzburg - St. Johann and then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Salzburg vacation app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Salzburg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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