10 days in Austria Itinerary

10 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vienna
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Melk
Drive
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Vienna
— 3 nights
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Vienna

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.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Hallstatt

— 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Badestrand Hallstatt has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): go for a walk through Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and finally explore the activities along Hallstatter See. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Salzburg

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Konigssee (in Schoenau am Koenigssee) and Berchtesgaden (The Eagle's Nest, Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Steingasse, admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, and contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melk.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Melk

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Wachau Valley has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Melk Abbey and then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Melk sightseeing site.

Drive from Salzburg to Melk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in October, Melk is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Vienna

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Melk to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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.

Salzburg Region travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Historic Sites · Gardens
Salzburg Region, known as Salzburgerland, sits in the heart of Austria, but has a distinct culture and history that sets it apart from the rest of the country. Due to centuries as an independent Prince-Bishopric, this area stretching along the Salzach River offers different traditions for tourists to explore. Icons of high culture--including Mozart, the Salzburg Festival, and the play "Everyman"--draw visitors, as do rural Alpine lakes and Europe's highest waterfalls. Like other parts of Austria, this region offers a plethora of urban entertainment, historical sites, and outdoor activities.