6 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

6 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austrian Alps travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg day trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salzburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Innsbruck

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Innsbruck is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Lookouts · Historic Sites
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.