16 days in Austria Itinerary

16 days in Austria Itinerary

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16 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Vienna
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Melk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Graz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
St. Wolfgang
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
End: Seoul

2
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schottenkirche for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Schoenbrunn Palace, stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum, and wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel planner.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airport is Vienna International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Stift Durnstein, then examine the collection at Karikaturmuseum Krems, then see the interesting displays at Schiffahrtsmuseum in Spitz an der Donau, and finally steep yourself in history at Melk Abbey. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piaristenkirche, and then learn about winemaking at Winzer Krems eG - SANDGRUBE 13 wein.sinn.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melk vacation builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Melk

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Krems an der Donau, Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz, Stift Durnstein, Wachau Valley
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Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz ©
Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley

2
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 9th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Gosting, then see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Eggenberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Murradweg and then head outdoors with Wipfelwanderweg.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Graz vacation planner.

Getting from Melk to Graz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Graz, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wipfelwanderweg Rachau, Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
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Wipfelwanderweg Rachau ©
Wipfelwanderweg Rachau
Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum ©
Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz

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Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, don't miss a visit to Stiegl-Brauwelt, then look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally indulge your taste buds at Bräustübl zu Mülln. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), explore the world behind art at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then explore the galleries of Residenzgalerie, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg itinerary builder.

You can fly from Graz to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Wolfgang.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

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St. Wolfgang

St. Wolfgang ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler, then explore the historical opulence of Seeschloss Ort, and then explore the activities along Traunsee. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Fuschlsee Rundweg, play a few rounds at Golfclub Am Mondsee, and then trek along The Pilgrim's Way.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Wolfgang travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in St. Wolfgang

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Gmunden, Fuschlsee Rundweg, Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler, Golfclub Am Mondsee
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Golfclub Am Mondsee ©
Golfclub Am Mondsee
Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler ©
Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler
Traunsee ©
Traunsee

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Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Viewing Platform, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Lake Hallstatt Explorer, see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Ossuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt custom trip planner.

Drive from St. Wolfgang to Hallstatt in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hallstatt, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then hike along Friedensglocke, and then try your luck at Casino Seefeld. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then admire the landmark architecture of Golden Roof, then explore the world behind art at Ambras Castle, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of night train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casino Seefeld, Friedensglocke
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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