14 days in Austria Itinerary

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Innsbruck
— 4 nights
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Krimml
— 1 night
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Kals am Grossglockner
— 1 night
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
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Klagenfurt
— 1 night
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Graz
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get some cultural insight at Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Basilica Wilten. Spitalskirche and Dom zu St. Jakob will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld), Piburger See (in Oetz) and Stuibenfall (in Umhausen). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, take an in-depth tour of Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum), see the interesting displays at Panorama and kaiserjager museum, and browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get little chillier in Innsbruck: highs are around 6°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krimml.
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Krimml — 1 night

Krimml is a municipality in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, in the Pinzgau region.GeographyIt is located in the Zell am See District, 54 km from the district's capital. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, hike along Jodelwanderweg, indulge in some personalized pampering at Alpenwelt FelsenBAD&SPA, make a trip to Gletscherblickalm Hochkrimml, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wasserfall Hart, and finally admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krimml holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Krimml takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Innsbruck in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Krimml: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kals am Grossglockner.
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Kals am Grossglockner — 1 night

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Traveling by car from Krimml to Kals am Grossglockner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kals am Grossglockner can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. You'll set off for Salzburg on the 29th (Thu).
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, examine the collection at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then gain insight at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Fuschlsee Rundweg, admire the striking features of Red Bull Headquarters, don't miss a visit to St Gilgen Mozartplatz, appreciate the views at Bluntautal Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Naturbadegebiet Vorderkaser, and finally pick up some new knowledge with Skischule Sturm Almenwelt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kals am Grossglockner to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parish of the Assumption and Stift Admont. Step off the beaten path and head to Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and Badestrand Hallstatt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hallstatt: Gmunden (Traunsee & Traunstein), Traunkirchen (Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen & Johannesbergkapelle) and Ebensee am Traunsee (Offensee, Feuerkogel, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, trek along Woerschachklamm, examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, and let the kids burn off some steam at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Klagenfurt.
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Klagenfurt — 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Stift Sankt Georgen am Langsee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche St. Veit, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarre Maria Saal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kreuzberglkirche, Kreuzweg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Klagenfurt War Cemetery - Commonwealth War Grave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Viktring.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Klagenfurt day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Klagenfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Klagenfurt can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Graz.
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Graz — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Herz Jesu Kirche, delve into the distant past at Burgruine Gosting, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Rein, then examine the collection at Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenschutzklamm. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Step Church (Stiegenkirche), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, learn more about the world around you at Universalmuseum Joanneum, then make a trip to Herrengasse, then steep yourself in history at Stallbastei, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Barbara.

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You can drive from Klagenfurt to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly 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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