15 days in Austria Itinerary

15 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Linz
— 5 nights
Train
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Vienna
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Salzburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Salzburg. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in April, with highs in Salzburg at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, don't miss a visit to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, then take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then get great views at 5 Fingers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Linz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Linz

— 5 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Linz: Melk (Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, Melk Abbey, &more) and Scharding (Wassertor, Weg im Schloßpark, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gusen Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariendom, explore the galleries of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alter Dom.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Linz tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Linz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, find something for the whole family at Prater, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online route planner.

You can take a train from Linz to Vienna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.