22 days in Austria Itinerary

22 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria trip planner

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Vienna
— 4 nights
Train
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Melk
Drive
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Salzburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vienna
— 7 nights

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Vienna

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. Explore hidden gems such as Ringstrasse and Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and contemplate the long history of Votivkirche.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Melk.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

Melk

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melk trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Vienna to Melk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Melk are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Salzburg.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Salzburg

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Red Bull Hangar-7 and Salzburg Museum. Explore hidden gems such as St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and Petersfriedhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Parish of the Assumption (in Hallstatt), Gmunden (Pfarramt, Seeschloss Ort, &more) and Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen (in Traunkirchen). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, stop by Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning site.

Getting from Melk to Salzburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melk in December since evenings lows in Salzburg dip to -1°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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. Get some historical perspective at Kufstein Fortress and Kitzbuheler Innenstadt. You'll explore and learn at Stadt Museum Aguntum and Bergbauern Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kitzbuhel side-trips: Pro-Skischule (in Westendorf), Lienz (Franziskanerkirche, Liebburg, &more) and Schwaz (Museum der Voelker & Burg Freundsberg). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Granatkapelle von Maria Botta, see the interesting displays at Museum Friedhof Tirol, pause for some serene contemplation at Benediktinerabtei St. Georgenberg, and contemplate the long history of Pfarrkirche "Zum Heiligen Andreas".

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kitzbuhel journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in December, expect Kitzbuhel to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Vienna

— 7 nights

City of Dreams

Step off the beaten path and head to Leopold Museum and Cafe Gloriette. Belvedere Palace and Albertina will appeal to museum buffs. See some other sides of Vienna: examine the collection at The Hofburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and steep yourself in history at Kaisergruft.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kitzbuhel to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kitzbuhel in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:

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.