46 days in Austria Itinerary

46 days in Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria visit planner
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Innsbruck
— 6 nights
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Kitzbuhel
— 6 nights
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Salzburg
— 6 nights
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Hallstatt
— 4 nights
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Graz
— 6 nights
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Vienna
— 16 nights
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Innsbruck — 6 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl), Hintertuxer Gletscher (in Hintertux) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck road trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Innsbruck is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Innsbruck to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Kitzbuhel.
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Kitzbuhel — 6 nights

Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kitzbuhel: Haengebruecke (in Kals am Grossglockner), Golfclub Mittersill-Stuhlfelden (in Mittersill) and Golf- & Countryclub Larchenhof (in Erpfendorf). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kufstein Fortress, stop by SOPURE - Salt & Soaps, relax and rejuvenate at Aigner Badl, and play a few rounds at Golfclub Kitzbuhel-Schwarzsee.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kitzbuhel trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Kitzbuhel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Innsbruck in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Kitzbuhel, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg — 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Wilde Wasser (in Rohrmoos-Untertal), Scharding (Wassertor & Weg im Schloßpark) and Dreifaltigkeitssaule (in Linz). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salzburg tour planning website.

Getting from Kitzbuhel to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kitzbuhel in December, expect nights in Salzburg to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt — 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Hallstatt is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Graz.
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Graz — 6 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Graz: Weingut und Buschenschank Albert (in Kitzeck im Sausal), Rathaus St. Veit an der Glan (in Sankt Veit an der Glan) and Heiligengeistklamm (in Leutschach). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, don't miss a visit to Franziskanerviertel, look for gifts at Weingut Karnburg, and contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Graz tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Graz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Graz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna — 16 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder app.

Getting from Graz to Vienna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vienna when traveling from Graz in December, with lows around 0°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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