8 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Austrian Alps Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Innsbruck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Obergurgl
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tannheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
St. Anton am Arlberg
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London

1
night
Innsbruck

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo and then admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck itinerary planner.

London, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in January, expect Innsbruck to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Obergurgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Stubaier Gletscher
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

1
night
Obergurgl

Obergurgl ©
Obergurgl is a village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. On the 4th (Sat), hit the slopes at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Obergurgl online travel planner .

Getting from Innsbruck to Obergurgl by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Obergurgl sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tannheim.

Things to do in Obergurgl

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ©
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

2
nights
Tannheim

Tannheim ©
On the 5th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Sessellift Wannenjoch. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Lourdeskapelle, then fly down the slopes at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tannheim driving holiday planner .

Drive from Obergurgl to Tannheim in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Obergurgl in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tannheim, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Anton am Arlberg.

Things to do in Tannheim

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe
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Sessellift Wannenjoch ©
Sessellift Wannenjoch
Lourdeskapelle ©
Lourdeskapelle
Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus ©
Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus

1
night
St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg ©
On the 7th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alberg, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Anton, then take an in-depth tour of Ski museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anthony of Padua.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Anton am Arlberg travel planning site .

Getting from Tannheim to St. Anton am Arlberg by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in St. Anton am Arlberg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Alberg ©
Alberg

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Michaelskirche, and finally explore the historical opulence of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planner .

You can take a train from St. Anton am Arlberg to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Untersberg
Untersberg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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