5-Day Austria Road Trip from Linz to Salzburg

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Starts in
Linz
Ends in
Linz
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
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All Year

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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-day road trip through Austria.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Austria. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Linz and Salzburg.

We'll help you experience the best 5 days in Austria you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Austria at Linz, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Austria, including the stunning Linz’s main square and Ars Electronica Center.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the region of Linz, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson Linz Hotel. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Arcotel Nike Linz. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel ibis Styles Linz. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Grottenbahn in the city of Linz. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing The New Cathedral and Linz Botanical Garden.

From the spectacular Zoo Linz in the city of Linz to the unforgettable Schlossmuseum Linz in the city of Linz, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Austria.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Austria. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Austria.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Austria, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Austria has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Austria. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in Austria fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Austria today!

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Included

4 nights hotel
Breakfast
5 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Linz - city in AustriaLinz
Salzburg - state in AustriaSalzburg

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Attractions

Zoo Linz, Pöstlingberg, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaZoo Linz
Schlossmuseum Linz, Innere Stadt, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaSchlossmuseum Linz
Voestalpine Stahlwelt - Ausstellung & Museum
Linz’s main square, Innere Stadt, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaLinz’s main square
Ars Electronica Center, Urfahr, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaArs Electronica Center
Grottenbahn, Pöstlingberg, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaGrottenbahn
The New CathedralThe New Cathedral
Linz Botanical Garden, Froschberg, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaLinz Botanical Garden
MozartplatzMozartplatz
Mirabell Palace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace
Hangar-7, R-86539, R-86538, R-16239Hangar-7
Schloss HellbrunnSchloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaFortress Hohensalzburg
Untersbergbahn GmbH, Grödig, Flachgau, Salzburg, AustriaUntersbergbahn GmbH
Freilichtmuseum SalzburgFreilichtmuseum Salzburg
Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf, Henndorf am Wallersee, Flachgau, Salzburg, AustriaGut Aiderbichl Henndorf
WolfgangseeWolfgangsee Lake
Dreifaltigkeitssäule, Innere Stadt, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaDreifaltigkeitssäule
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Innere Stadt, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaLentos Kunstmuseum Linz
OK Center for Contemporary Art Austria, Innere Stadt, Linz, Upper Austria, AustriaOK Center for Contemporary Art Austria

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Travel dates
Dec 15 - Dec 19

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Day 1

Day 1 in Linz - Arrival Day

  • Linz - Arrival Day
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  • Zoo Linz
  • Schlossmuseum Linz
  • Voestalpine Stahlwelt - Ausstellung & Museum
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Austria begins when you reach the incredible region of Linz. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the region of Linz is the Arcotel Nike Linz. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 83.98 out of 5 stars by 1,526 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Park Inn by Radisson Linz Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 84.77 out of 5 stars by 1,395 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the region of Linz is the Hotel ibis Styles Linz. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 73.11 out of 5 stars by 1,089 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the region of Linz, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Linz has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Zoo Linz. This attraction is a zoo and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,934 visitors.

Schlossmuseum Linz is another popular attraction in Linz. This unforgettable attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,677 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in Linz is voestalpine Stahlwelt - Ausstellung & Museum. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,293 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Linz, ÄNGUS Downtown. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,173 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Linz is STEAKHOUSE. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,236 customers.

Locals recommend Front Food as one of the best restaurants in the city of Linz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 801 customers.

Linz also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Linz is Lennox - Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 833 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Linz is Café Bar Walker. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 842 customers.

Locals also enjoy Chelsea Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 680 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 5-day vacation in Austria!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Linz and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
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  • Linz’s main square
  • Ars Electronica Center
  • Grottenbahn
  • The New Cathedral
  • Linz Botanical Garden
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip through Austria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Linz’s main square, Ars Electronica Center, Grottenbahn, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Linz is the amazing Linz’s main square. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,698 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible art museum, Ars Electronica Center. This popular grottenbahnen and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,273 visitors.

The spectacular The New Cathedral is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,850 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Linz Botanical Garden. This attraction is a popular park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,983 visitors. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Austria’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Austria. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Salzburg, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Salzburg is the 4-star COOL MAMA Hotel Salzburg Sky Restaurant.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Sacher Salzburg is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Salzburg. This hotel is rated an average of 93.76 out of 5 stars by 569 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Star Inn Hotel Salzburg Airport-Messe, by Comfort. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 77.55 out of 5 stars by 1,358 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Enzianhütte, one of the best restaurants in the city of Salzburg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 710 customers.

Locals also recommend Zum Griechen as one of the best restaurants in the city of Salzburg. Zum Griechen is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 716 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Salzburg is Valeriehaus Bad Gastein. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 684 customers.

After dinner, visit Gastein Alm, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Salzburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,339 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Monkeys cafe. Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 851 customers.

Alternatively, Monkeys cafe. Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Salzburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 851 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Austria!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Salzburg

  • Salzburg
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  • Mozartplatz
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Hangar-7
  • Schloss Hellbrunn
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
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On day 3 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Salzburg. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Mozartplatz, Mirabell Palace, Hangar-7, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Salzburg is Mozartplatz. This incredible attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,583 visitors.

Mirabell Palace is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Salzburg. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,837 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Salzburg is Hangar-7. This amazing attraction is an architectural structure and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,340 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Schloss Hellbrunn. This château and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,524 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Fortress Hohensalzburg. This museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 36,351 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Salzburg.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Salzburg, like STEAKHOUSE MEET2EAT SALZBURG. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 545 customers.

STEAKHOUSE MEET2EAT SALZBURG is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Salzburg. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 545 customers.

Locals enjoy Restaurant Römerkeller, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Salzburg. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 567 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Salzburg, Murphy's Law Irish Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 615 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Murphy's Law Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 615 customers.

StageBar Salzburg is another of the best bars in the city of Salzburg. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 391 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Austria!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Flachgau and Linz

  • Linz
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  • Untersbergbahn GmbH
  • Freilichtmuseum Salzburg
  • Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf
  • Wolfgangsee Lake
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Day 4 of your road trip through Austria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Untersbergbahn GmbH, Freilichtmuseum Salzburg, Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Flachgau is the amazing Untersbergbahn GmbH. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,621 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible museum, Freilichtmuseum Salzburg. This popular zoo and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,223 visitors.

The spectacular Wolfgangsee Lake is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,453 visitors. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Austria’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Austria. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Linz, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Linz is the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson Linz Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 84.77 out of 5 stars by 1,395 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Arcotel Nike Linz is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Linz. This hotel is rated an average of 83.98 out of 5 stars by 1,526 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel ibis Styles Linz. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 73.11 out of 5 stars by 1,089 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Miyako Ramen, one of the best restaurants in the city of Linz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 661 customers.

Locals also recommend Fu Cheng as one of the best restaurants in the city of Linz. Fu Cheng is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 577 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Linz is Gelbes Krokodil. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,305 customers.

After dinner, visit Cocktailbar Linz, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Linz. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 449 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like boiler room Linz. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 201 customers.

Alternatively, The Old Dubliner is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Linz. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 407 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Austria!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Linz - Departure Day

  • Linz - Departure Day
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  • Dreifaltigkeitssäule
  • Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
  • OK Center for Contemporary Art Austria
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Day 5 of your road trip in Austria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Linz before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Dreifaltigkeitssäule is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Linz. This cultural property and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,306.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz art museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,306 reviews.

You can also stop at OK Center for Contemporary Art Austria museum to capture the beauty and wonder of Linz one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 988.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the region of Linz before you conclude your short European break.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Linz at Leberkas-Pepi Linz Rathausgasse before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,150 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Pizzeria & Trattoria I Fratelli for your last chance at a meal in the city of Linz. The Pizzeria & Trattoria I Fratelli restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Gościnna Chata. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Austria and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Austria!

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