13 days in Austria Itinerary

13 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Vienna — 5 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planning website.

Houston, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Houston in January, you will find days in Vienna are much colder (38°F), and nights are little chillier (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Innsbruck.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Innsbruck — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital), Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl) and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Salzburg — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern) and Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online trip builder.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 26°F at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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