8 days in Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

8 days in Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Austria travel route maker

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Vienna
— 3 nights
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Salzburg
— 2 nights
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Vienna

— 3 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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, stop by Xocolat, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, and walk around Prater.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Cedar Rapids, USA to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in October, you will find days in Vienna are little chillier (58°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Salzburg

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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