12 days in Austria Itinerary

12 days in Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Innsbruck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Salzburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Madrid

3
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with a short trip to Skischule Pertisau in Pertisau (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, get a sense of history and politics at Congress innsbruck, fly down the slopes at Serlesbahnen, and stroll through Muttereralmpark.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck travel route site.

Madrid, Spain to Innsbruck is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in December: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 6°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Ulrich am Pillersee.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Serlesbahnen, Skischule Pertisau
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Muttereralmpark ©
Muttereralmpark
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

1
night
St. Ulrich am Pillersee

St. Ulrich am Pillersee ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Museum St Johann in Tirol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol, and then hit the slopes at Buchensteinwand Ski Area.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the St. Ulrich am Pillersee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to St. Ulrich am Pillersee takes 2 hours. When traveling from Innsbruck in December, plan for little chillier days in St. Ulrich am Pillersee, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in St. Ulrich am Pillersee

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Johann in Tirol
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Museum St Johann in Tirol ©
Museum St Johann in Tirol
Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol ©
Dekanatspfarrkirche St. Johann in Tirol

3
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg route planning website.

You can drive from St. Ulrich am Pillersee to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Traveling from St. Ulrich am Pillersee in December, expect nights in Salzburg to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning site.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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