12 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

12 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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Innsbruck
— 2 nights
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Hinterriss
— 1 night
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Lienz
— 2 nights
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Leogang
— 3 nights
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Salzburg
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kaltwassersee and Wildsee. Go for a jaunt from Innsbruck to Seefeld in Tirol to see Kreuzweg mit Steinkreis about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Wilten, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpes, contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn, and make a trip to Stift Wilten.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Hinterriss.
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Hinterriss — 1 night

On the 15th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hinterriss-Eng, then stroll around Naturparkhaus Hinterriss, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grosser Ahornboden.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hinterriss day trip planning website.

Drive from Innsbruck to Hinterriss in 1.5 hours. In September in Hinterriss, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lienz.
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Lienz — 2 nights

Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarre Maria Luggau, then take in the awesome beauty at Golzentipp, then contemplate the long history of Außervillgraten, and finally don't miss a visit to Nationalparkhaus Matrei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Felbertauern Strasse, look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andra (Church of St. Andrew), then stroll the grounds of Kosakenfriedhof, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Streichelzoo Moosalm.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lienz online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hinterriss to Lienz in 3.5 hours. In September in Lienz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Leogang.
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Leogang — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Bikepark Leogang and Pillersee. Explore Leogang's surroundings by going to Quellfisch Fischteich Schwendt (in Schwendt) and St. John Nepomuck (in Obergurgl).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leogang tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lienz to Leogang takes 2 hours. In September in Leogang, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Langbathseen and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen), The Pilgrim's Way (in St. Wolfgang) and Kurpark (in Bad Ischl). Next up on the itinerary: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, Head underground at Lamprechtshohle, take some stellar pictures from Richterhohe am Monchsberg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johannes am Imberg.

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Traveling by car from Leogang to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Austrian Alps travel guide

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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.
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