6 days in Austria Itinerary

6 days in Austria Itinerary

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6 days in Austria Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Innsbruck
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Salzburg
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get in touch with nature at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Bergisel Ski Jump. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leutascher Geisterklamm and Wasserfall-Erlebnisweg Ehrwald. When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Hinterriss-Eng in Hinterriss, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck and contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee.

Before you visit Innsbruck, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Helsinki, Finland to Innsbruck is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get a bit warmer in Innsbruck: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Leutascher Geisterklamm, Kaltwassersee, Wasserfall-Erlebnisweg Ehrwald, Hinterriss-Eng
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng

1
night
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Untersberg
Untersberg
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, then admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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