8 days in Austria Itinerary

8 days in Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Vienna
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Zell am See
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: London

4
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunsthistorisches Museum and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get in touch with nature at Nationalpark Thayatal and Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel. Change things up with a short trip to Nationalpark Donau-Auen in Orth an der Donau (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral and examine the collection at Sisi Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna tour planner.

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Vienna are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Vienna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nationalpark Thayatal, Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel, Nationalpark Donau-Auen
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
nights
Zell am See

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Get in touch with nature at Kitzsteinhorn and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle). Explore hidden gems such as Fortress Hohensalzburg and Hexenwasser. Explore Zell am See's surroundings by going to Salzburg (Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun) & Mozarts Geburtshaus) and Swarovski Crystal Worlds (in Wattens).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zell am See holiday planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Zell am See in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Zell am See

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Salzburg, Hexenwasser, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Kitzsteinhorn, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

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