43 days in Austria, France & Lindau Itinerary

43 days in Austria, France & Lindau Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Lindau, Germany
— 7 nights
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Colmar, France
— 5 nights
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Troyes, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 12 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

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Perth, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Vienna. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 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: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Salzburg route planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to Stubaier Gletscher in Neustift im Stubaital--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and fly down the slopes at Rosshutte.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lindau.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Lindau, Germany

— 7 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Lindau side-trips: Schwangau (St. Koloman & Schloss Neuschwanstein), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Munich (St. Michael's Church, Deutsches Museum, &more).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lindau journey builder.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lindau in 2.5 hours. In December in Lindau, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Lindau

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 12:

Colmar, France

— 5 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Parc du Petit Prince (in Ungersheim) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden, make a trip to Old Town, and admire the striking features of Koifhus (Old Custom House).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lindau to Colmar by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in Colmar sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Troyes.

Things to do in Colmar

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

Troyes, France

— 5 nights

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Explore Troyes' surroundings by going to Dijon (Hotel de Vogue, Place de la Liberation, &more), Reims (Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Palais du Tau, &more) and Epernay (Moet et Chandon & Mercier). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Jean Moulin Square, look for gifts at Le Cellier Saint Pierre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Trevois, and get to know the fascinating history of Ruelle des Chats.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Troyes trip planner.

Getting from Colmar to Troyes by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Paris, France

— 12 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Amiens (Grande Rederie d'Amiens, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris route planner.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — Jan 3:

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.