21 days in Austria Itinerary

21 days in Austria Itinerary

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21 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly + train:  9​h
1
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hallstatt
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Linz
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Vienna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Graz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Klagenfurt
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Hofkirche. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), then hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and finally get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Innsbruck is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Innsbruck due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cluj-Napoca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Innsbruck, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Nonnberg Convent, St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

4
nights
Hallstatt

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badestrand Hallstatt as well as Offensee. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hallstatter See, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hallstatt tour builder site .

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Linz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Obertraun, Offensee
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

2
nights
Linz

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lambach Abbey, Schloss Hartheim and Melk Abbey. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Melk Abbey, examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center, then make a trip to Pöstlingbergbahn, and finally make a trip to Hauptplatz. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hartheim and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lambach Abbey.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Linz holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Linz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lambach Abbey, Melk Abbey, Schloss Hartheim
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Pöstlingbergbahn ©
Pöstlingbergbahn
Hauptplatz ©
Hauptplatz

4
nights
Vienna

Vienna ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), Karlskirche and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, find something for the whole family at Prater, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by train from Linz to Vienna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Graz

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Schloss Eggenberg, then don't miss a visit to Uhrturm, and then walk around Schlossberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus Graz.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Graz sightseeing planner .

Drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Schlossberg ©
Schlossberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Uhrturm ©
Uhrturm

1
night
Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt ©
Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maria-Wörth. On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Maria-Wörth, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Worthersee, and then examine the collection at Minimundus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Klagenfurt trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Graz to Klagenfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Klagenfurt sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Maria-Wörth
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Lake Worthersee ©
Lake Worthersee
Minimundus ©
Minimundus
Maria-Wörth ©
Maria-Wörth

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