12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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Vienna
— 4 nights
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Salzburg
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck
— 3 nights
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Vienna — 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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vienna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Vienna hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

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You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Bring the kids along to The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Alpenzoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach) and Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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