41 days in Austria Itinerary

41 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel planner

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Obertauern
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kaprun
— 1 night
Drive
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ischgl
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna
— 16 nights
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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.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg attractions planning site.

Jaipur, India to Salzburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in December: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:

Hallstatt

— 5 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hallstatt: Traunkirchen (Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen & Kleiner Sonnstein) and Gmunden (Traunsee & Kaltenbachwildnis). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See, get all the equipment you need at Rent A Bike Obertraun-Hallstatt, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, and take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hallstatt tour planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Obertauern.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Obertauern

— 4 nights
Obertauern is a tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. Change things up with these side-trips from Obertauern: Skiparadies Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl (in Altenmarkt im Pongau), Sankt Veit an der Glan (Rathausgalerie & Rathaus St. Veit an der Glan) and Klagenfurt (Lake Worthersee, Tauchshop Piberstein/Klagenfurt Scuba Factory, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Obertauern Ski Resort and hit the slopes at Skigebiet obertauern.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Obertauern trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Obertauern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Obertauern

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Kaprun

— 1 night
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Maiskogel, take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, then get outside with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kaprun trip planner.

Drive from Obertauern to Kaprun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January in Kaprun, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

Innsbruck

— 6 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld), Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kaprun to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ischgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

Ischgl

— 2 nights
Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Galtuer. On the next day, hit the slopes at St. Anton and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Agatha Kapelle am Kristberg.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ischgl trip tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Ischgl in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Innsbruck in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ischgl, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Ischgl

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Vienna

— 16 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Ischgl to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — Feb 2:

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.