15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 3 nights
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Graz
— 1 night
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Lienz
— 1 night
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
Drive
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Linz
— 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Vienna. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Graz — 1 night

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Graz online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. March in Graz sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Lienz on the 16th (Wed).
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Lienz — 1 night

Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andra (Church of St. Andrew), then hit the slopes at Molltaler Gletscher, and then identify plant and animal life at Gola Galizia. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Lienzer Bergbahnen, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Bruck - Museum der Stadt Lienz, and then don't miss a visit to Hauptplatz Lienz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lienz travel route planner.

You can drive from Graz to Lienz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Lienz are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip

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), St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg) and Ischgl-Samnaun ski area (in Ischgl). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

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Traveling by car from Lienz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. March in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Side Trips

Salzburg — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Hallstatt

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Linz on the 23rd (Wed).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Linz — 3 nights

Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Linz side-trips: Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Burgruine Windhaag (in Windhaag bei Perg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariendom, examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center, make a trip to Hauptplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Lentos Kunstmuseum (Museum of Modern Art Linz).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Linz trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Linz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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.