16 days in Austria, Slovenia & Cesky Krumlov Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Slovenia & Cesky Krumlov Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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St Gilgen, Austria
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Gosau, Austria
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Graz, Austria
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Vienna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 1 night

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 19th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle, get great views at Lavka pod Zamkem, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then sample some tasty brews at Wiseman Free Tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Vitus.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cesky Krumlov holiday builder website.

Getting from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck holiday website.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Innsbruck takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, and finally examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg vacation maker website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Gilgen.
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St Gilgen, Austria

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St Gilgen is just a short distance from Salzburg. You will leave for Hallstatt on the 24th (Sat).
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Hallstatt, Austria — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then go for a walk through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hallstatter See, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Gilgen to Hallstatt takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gosau.
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Gosau, Austria

On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gosau attractions planner.

Gosau is just a stone's throw from Hallstatt. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 1 night

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz and then make a trip to Hauptplatz.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Graz road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gosau to Graz takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 1 night

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): head off the coast to Bled Island, then indulge your senses at Wine Tasting Bled, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled trip maker.

You can drive from Graz to Bled in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and finally snap pictures at Cobblers' Bridge. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then Head underground at Postojna Cave, then snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and finally take in the views from Triple Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip builder app.

Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

City of Dreams

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Hofburg and then make a trip to Stephansplatz.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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