12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria itinerary planner
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Kaprun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Bergisel Ski Jump, then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip builder.

Berlin, Germany to Innsbruck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kaprun.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Kaprun — 2 nights

Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Maiskogel, then take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Zell Am See, take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tauern Spa.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kaprun trip planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Kaprun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Innsbruck in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kaprun: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Hallstatt — 3 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gmunden (Seeschloss Ort & Traunsee), Pfarrkirche St. Georgen im Attergau (in Sankt Georgen im Attergau) and Traunkirchen (Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen & Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hallstatter See, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Hallstatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Vienna — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Austria travel guide

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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.