7-Day Austria Road Trip from Graz to Vienna & Salzburg

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Starts in
Graz
Ends in
Graz
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 7-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 Graz, Vienna, and Salzburg.

We'll help you experience the best 7 days in Austria you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Austria at Graz, 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 Main square of Graz and Uhrturm.

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 Graz, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Graz. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star IntercityHotel Graz. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Mariahilf. 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 Schloßberg in the city of Graz. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Eggenberg Palace, Graz and Kunsthaus Graz.

From the spectacular Murinsel in the city of Graz to the unforgettable Oper Graz in the city of Graz, 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 6 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 6 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

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

Destinations

Graz - city in AustriaGraz
Vienna - city in AustriaVienna
Salzburg - state in AustriaSalzburg

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Attractions

MurinselMurinsel
Graz Opera, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaOper Graz
Landeszeughaus, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaLandeszeughaus
Main square of Graz, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaMain square of Graz
UhrturmUhrturm
SchloßbergSchloßberg
Eggenberg Palace, Graz, Eggenberg, Graz, Styria, AustriaEggenberg Palace, Graz
Kunsthaus GrazKunsthaus Graz
Schönbrunn ZooSchönbrunn Zoo
Roman Ruin, KG Schönbrunn, Hietzing, Vienna, AustriaSchönbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace, KG Landstraße, Landstraße, Vienna, AustriaBelvedere Palace
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Wiener StaatsoperVienna Operahouse
Albertina, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaAlbertina
The Hofburg, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaThe Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaSt Stephen's Cathedral
StadtparkStadtpark
VolksgartenVolksgarten
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
MuseumsQuartier, KG Neubau, Neubau, Vienna, AustriaMuseumsQuartier
Haus des Meeres, KG Mariahilf, Mariahilf, Vienna, AustriaHaus des Meeres
Fortress Hohensalzburg, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaFortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace
Hangar-7, R-86539, R-86538, R-16239Hangar-7
Schloss HellbrunnSchloss Hellbrunn
Old Town of Graz, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaOld Town of Graz
Mariatrost Basilica, Mariatrost, Graz, Styria, AustriaMariatrost Basilica
Schlossbergbahn, R-34719, R-16239, R-35183Schlossbergbahn

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Dec 15 - Dec 21

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Day 1

Day 1 in Graz - Arrival Day

  • Graz - Arrival Day
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  • Murinsel
  • Oper Graz
  • Landeszeughaus
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Austria begins when you reach the incredible region of Graz. 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 Graz is the IntercityHotel Graz. This 4-star apartment is rated an average of 86.21 out of 5 stars by 2,145 guests.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Graz. This hotel has an average rating of 82.48 out of 5 stars by 1,867 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the region of Graz is the Hotel Mariahilf. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 78.33 out of 5 stars by 1,640 guests.

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

Graz has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Murinsel. This attraction is a footbridge and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,302 visitors.

Oper Graz is another popular attraction in Graz. This unforgettable attraction is an opera house and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,571 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in Graz is Landeszeughaus. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,545 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Graz, Steak Boutique. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 772 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Graz is dreizehn by Gauster. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

Locals recommend Glöckl Bräu | Wirtshaus - Schank - Gastgarten | Graz as one of the best restaurants in the city of Graz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,934 customers.

Graz also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Graz is Steak Boutique. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 772 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Graz is dreizehn by Gauster. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

Locals also enjoy Flann O'Brien Original Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,257 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 7-day vacation in Austria!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Graz

  • Graz
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  • Main square of Graz
  • Uhrturm
  • Schloßberg
  • Eggenberg Palace, Graz
  • Kunsthaus Graz
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Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the region of Graz has to offer, such as the incredible Main square of Graz, Uhrturm, and Schloßberg.

You’ll continue exploring the region of Graz on day 2 of your self-drive road trip through Austria. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Austria.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the region of Graz. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary Main square of Graz. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,059 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Graz is the spectacular Uhrturm. This attraction is a clock tower and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,511 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Schloßberg park. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,166 visitors.

Eggenberg Palace, Graz is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This museum is a popular destination among visitors in Graz. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,859 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Kunsthaus Graz. Kunsthaus Graz is an art museum and popular attraction in Graz. More than 3,960 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Austria does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Graz on this day of your trip. This experience and allows you the opportunity to explore fantastic attractions. Include this activity on your itinerary or choose among other memorable tours in Graz.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Austria, be sure to eat at Flann O'Brien Original Irish Pub, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Graz. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,257 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Graz is the popular Gösser Bräu Graz. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,327 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Graz is Landhauskeller - Mittagessen | Abendessen | Cocktailbar | Hofsaison | Katze Katze - Graz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,481 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Gösser Bräu Graz is one of the best bars in the city of Graz for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,327 customers.

Landhauskeller - Mittagessen | Abendessen | Cocktailbar | Hofsaison | Katze Katze - Graz is another of the most popular bars in the city of Graz. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,481 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Graz is ROX Graz - Burger | Grill | Music-Bar. ROX Graz - Burger | Grill | Music-Bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,453 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Graz!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Vienna

  • Vienna
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  • Schönbrunn Zoo
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Belvedere Palace
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
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Day 3 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 Schönbrunn Zoo, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Vienna is the amazing Schönbrunn Zoo. This attraction is a zoo that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 42,548 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible château, Schönbrunn Palace. This popular chapel and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 50,492 visitors.

The spectacular Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 28,746 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 Vienna, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Vienna is the 4-star Holiday Inn Vienna City.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Sacher Wien is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Vienna.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hostel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Wombats City Hostel -The Naschmarkt. This 3-star hostel has an average rating of 87.23 out of 5 stars by 3,448 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Bockshorn Irish Pub, one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,158 customers.

Locals also recommend die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch as one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna. Die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 668 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna is Lebenbauer. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 517 customers.

After dinner, visit Bockshorn Irish Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Vienna. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,158 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Needle Vinyl Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 774 customers.

Alternatively, Grüner Kakadu is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Vienna. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 568 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in Vienna

  • Vienna
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  • Vienna Operahouse
  • Albertina
  • The Hofburg
  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Stadtpark
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Day 4 will take you to the best attractions the region of Vienna has to offer, such as the incredible Vienna Operahouse, Albertina, and The Hofburg.

You’ll continue exploring the region of Vienna on day 4 of your self-drive road trip through Austria. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Austria.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the region of Vienna. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary Vienna Operahouse. This attraction is an opera house and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 40,228 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Vienna, which gets around 360,073 annual visits, is the spectacular Albertina. This attraction is an art museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,737 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing The Hofburg castle. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 40,011 visitors.

St. Stephen's Cathedral is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This catholic cathedral is a popular destination among visitors in Vienna. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 87,863 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Stadtpark. Stadtpark is a metro station and popular attraction in Vienna. More than 25,840 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Austria does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Vienna on this day of your trip. This experience and allows you the opportunity to explore fantastic attractions. Include this activity on your itinerary or choose among other memorable tours in Vienna.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Austria, be sure to eat at Naschmarkt, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 43,957 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Vienna is the popular Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 15,227 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Vienna is Plachutta Wollzeile. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,398 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Josef Cocktailbar is one of the best bars in the city of Vienna for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

Flanagans is another of the most popular bars in the city of Vienna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,132 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Vienna is Crossfield's Australian Pub. Crossfield's Australian Pub has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,326 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Vienna!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Vienna and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
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  • Volksgarten
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Haus des Meeres
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Day 5 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 Volksgarten, Museum of Natural History Vienna, MuseumsQuartier, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Vienna is the amazing Volksgarten. This attraction is an urban park that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,088 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible museum, Museum of Natural History Vienna. This popular art museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,658 visitors.

The spectacular Haus des Meeres is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 18,018 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 3-star Star Inn Hotel Salzburg Airport-Messe, by Comfort. This hotel has an average rating of 77.55 out of 5 stars by 1,358 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel COOL MAMA Hotel Salzburg Sky Restaurant is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Salzburg.

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 6

Day 6 in Salzburg and Graz

  • Graz
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  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Hangar-7
  • Schloss Hellbrunn
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Day 6 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 Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Hangar-7, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Salzburg is the amazing Fortress Hohensalzburg. This attraction is a museum that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 36,351 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible château, Mirabell Palace. This popular architectural structure and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,340 visitors.

The spectacular Schloss Hellbrunn is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,524 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 Graz, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Graz is the 4-star Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Graz. This hotel has an average rating of 82.48 out of 5 stars by 1,867 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star apartment. The apartment IntercityHotel Graz is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Graz. This apartment is rated an average of 86.21 out of 5 stars by 2,145 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel Mariahilf. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 78.33 out of 5 stars by 1,640 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Lend-Platzl, one of the best restaurants in the city of Graz. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,340 customers.

Locals also recommend aiola upstairs - Panoramaterrasse | Frühstück | Mittagessen | Abendessen | Cocktails - Graz as one of the best restaurants in the city of Graz. Aiola upstairs - Panoramaterrasse | Frühstück | Mittagessen | Abendessen | Cocktails - Graz is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,454 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Graz is ROX Graz - Burger | Grill | Music-Bar. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,453 customers.

After dinner, visit Molly Malone Irish Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Graz. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 793 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like 2Brothers Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 599 customers.

Alternatively, Hops Craft Beer Pub Graz is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Graz. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 359 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 in Graz - Departure Day

  • Graz - Departure Day
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  • Old Town of Graz
  • Mariatrost Basilica
  • Schlossbergbahn
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Day 7 of your road trip in Austria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Graz 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.

Old Town of Graz is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Graz. This and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,520.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Mariatrost Basilica parish church is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 877 reviews.

You can also stop at Schlossbergbahn funicular to capture the beauty and wonder of Graz one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 941.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Graz at Herzl Weinstube before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,157 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Ganesha Indian Restaurant for your last chance at a meal in the city of Graz. The Ganesha Indian Restaurant restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 921 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Kirby's American Kitchen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 834 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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