9 days in Austria Itinerary

9 days in Austria Itinerary

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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Fly
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Graz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna
— 2 nights
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Salzburg — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and then stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, then step into the grandiose world of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Salzburg, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Salzburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Salzburg. Traveling from Istanbul in August, things will get a bit cooler in Salzburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hofkirche and Achensee. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, and admire the striking features of Imperial Palace.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Graz.
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Graz — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, then take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, and then stroll around Schloss Eggenberg.

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Getting from Innsbruck to Graz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna — 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ringstrasse and Rathausplatz. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Maria Theresia Denkmal, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

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Traveling by car from Graz to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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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