4 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

4 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 1 night
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Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg vacation tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salzburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get little chillier in Salzburg: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Innsbruck

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally don't miss a visit to Helblinghaus.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.