22 days in Austria Itinerary

22 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria planner

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Vienna
— 8 nights
Drive
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Melk
Drive
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Train
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Kitzbuhel
— 5 nights
Train
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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
Fly

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Vienna

— 8 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ephesos Museum, Collection of Old Musical Instruments, Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Leopold Museum and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, admire the striking features of Kaisergruft, and step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Melk

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wachau Valley. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey.

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You can take a train from Vienna to Melk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Melk

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Salzburg

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Mozarts Geburtshaus and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang), Rathaus (in Gmunden) and Parish of the Assumption (in Hallstatt). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, browse the eclectic array of goods at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

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You can drive from Melk to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melk in December, Salzburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. You'll set off for Kitzbuhel on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Kitzbuhel

— 5 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kitzbuheler Innenstadt and Bergbauern Museum. Let the collections at Museum Kitzbuhel and Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Spitalkirche Zum Heiligen Geist, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche "Zum Heiligen Andreas", and don't miss a visit to Franziskaner Der Immakulata.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kitzbuhel tour planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in December, expect Kitzbuhel to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -5°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

Innsbruck

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), see the interesting displays at Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, then get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tirol Panorama, then examine the collection at Panorama and kaiserjager museum, then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone.

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You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kitzbuhel in December: highs in Innsbruck hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.