21 days in Austria Itinerary

21 days in Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck — 4 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swarovski Kristallwelten and Dom zu St. Jakob. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and Kufstein Fortress are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol), Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld) and Badestrand Achensee Nord (in Achenkirch). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and admire the striking features of Innsbruck Hbf.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Indore, India to Innsbruck is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Indore to Innsbruck is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Indore in November: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Getreidegasse. Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburger Altstadt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, make a trip to Stiegl Brauwelt, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg route maker.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Stift Admont and Wallfahrtskirche Frauenberg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary and Hallstatt Lutheran Church. Change things up with a short trip to Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese in Traunkirchen (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt, let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, and take an in-depth tour of Kammerhofmuseum Bad Aussee.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt road trip planning site.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Villach.
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Villach — 2 nights

Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. On the 13th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Velden, kick back and relax at Strandbad Hermagor, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Evangelische Kirche Im Stadtpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Bonsaimuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria-Wörth, and then stop by Tauchshop Piberstein/Klagenfurt Scuba Factory.

Make your Villach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hallstatt to Villach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November in Villach, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melk.
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Melk — 2 nights

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Benediktinerstift Göttweig, then admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika Maria Taferl. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Melk Abbey, then do a tasting at Weingut Bohmer, and then view the masterpieces at Schloss Walpersdorf.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melk trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Villach to Melk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Villach in November, Melk is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Vienna.
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Vienna — 5 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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Xocolatfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Melk to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vienna when traveling from Melk in November, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.