7-Day Austria Road Trip from Vienna to Salzburg

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Starts in
Vienna
Ends in
Vienna
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 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 Vienna, 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 Vienna Operahouse and The Hofburg.

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 Vienna, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Holiday Inn Vienna City. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Hotel Sacher Wien. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Wombats City Hostel -The Naschmarkt. 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 St. Stephen's Cathedral in the city of Vienna. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Stadtpark and Belvedere Palace.

From the spectacular Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel in the city of Vienna to the unforgettable Prater in the city of Vienna, 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

Vienna - city in AustriaVienna
Salzburg - state in AustriaSalzburg

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Attractions

Roman Ruin, KG Schönbrunn, Hietzing, Vienna, AustriaSchönbrunn Palace Park
Albertina, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaAlbertina
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaKunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Wiener StaatsoperVienna Operahouse
The Hofburg, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaThe Hofburg
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaSt Stephen's Cathedral
StadtparkStadtpark
Belvedere Palace, KG Landstraße, Landstraße, Vienna, AustriaBelvedere Palace
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Prater, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaPrater
MuseumsQuartier, KG Neubau, Neubau, Vienna, AustriaMuseumsQuartier
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
Roman Ruin, KG Schönbrunn, Hietzing, Vienna, AustriaSchönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn ZooSchönbrunn Zoo
Schloss HellbrunnSchloss Hellbrunn
Hangar-7, R-86539, R-86538, R-16239Hangar-7
Haus der Natur, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaHaus der Natur
Mirabell Palace, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaFortress Hohensalzburg
MozartplatzMozartplatz
Salzburg Cathedral, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaSalzburg Cathedral
SchloßbergSchloßberg
Haus des Meeres, KG Mariahilf, Mariahilf, Vienna, AustriaHaus des Meeres
VolksgartenVolksgarten
KarlskircheKarlskirche

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Dec 15 - Dec 21

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Day 1

Day 1 in Vienna - Arrival Day

  • Vienna - Arrival Day
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  • Schönbrunn Palace Park
  • Albertina
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Austria begins when you reach the incredible region of Vienna. 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 Vienna is the Hotel Sacher Wien.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Holiday Inn Vienna City.

Alternatively, the best cheap hostel in the region of Vienna is the Wombats City Hostel -The Naschmarkt. This 3-star hostel is rated an average of 87.23 out of 5 stars by 3,448 guests.

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

Vienna has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Schönbrunn Palace Park. This attraction is a château and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 48,225 visitors.

Albertina is another popular attraction in Vienna. This unforgettable attraction is an art museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,737 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in Vienna is Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 19,805 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna, Bockshorn Irish Pub. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,158 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna is die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 668 customers.

Locals recommend Lebenbauer as one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 517 customers.

Vienna also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Vienna is Bockshorn Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,158 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Vienna is Needle Vinyl Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 774 customers.

Locals also enjoy Grüner Kakadu. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 568 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Vienna

  • Vienna
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  • Vienna Operahouse
  • The Hofburg
  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Stadtpark
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Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the region of Vienna has to offer, such as the incredible Vienna Operahouse, The Hofburg, and St. Stephen's Cathedral.

You’ll continue exploring the region of Vienna 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 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 is the spectacular The Hofburg. This attraction is a castle and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 40,011 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing St. Stephen's Cathedral catholic cathedral. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 87,863 visitors.

Stadtpark is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This metro station is a popular destination among visitors in Vienna. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,840 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

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 3

Day 3 in Vienna

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  • Belvedere Palace
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Prater
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Day 3 will take you to the best attractions the region of Vienna has to offer, such as the incredible Belvedere Palace, Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, and Prater.

You’ll continue exploring the region of Vienna on day 3 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 Belvedere Palace. This attraction is a chapel and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 50,492 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Vienna is the spectacular Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 28,746 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Prater park. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 92,241 visitors. This is a popular destination among visitors in Vienna.

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 Lugeck, 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 4,346 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Vienna is the popular Reinthaler's Beisl. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,346 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Vienna is Puerstner. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,511 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Loos American Bar is one of the best bars in the city of Vienna for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,538 customers.

MARIO Pasta-Grill-Bar 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 1,320 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Vienna is Kleinod. Kleinod has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 863 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 4

Day 4 in Vienna and Salzburg

  • Salzburg
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  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Schönbrunn Zoo
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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 MuseumsQuartier, Museum of Natural History Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Vienna is the amazing MuseumsQuartier. This attraction is an art museum that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,658 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible museum, Museum of Natural History Vienna. This popular château and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 116,269 visitors.

The spectacular Schönbrunn Zoo is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 42,548 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 5

Day 5 in Salzburg

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  • Schloss Hellbrunn
  • Hangar-7
  • Haus der Natur
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
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On day 5 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 Schloss Hellbrunn, Hangar-7, Haus der Natur, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Salzburg is Schloss Hellbrunn. This incredible attraction is a château and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,524 visitors.

Hangar-7 is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Salzburg. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,340 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Salzburg is Haus der Natur. Attracting over 500,000, it's clear that Haus der Natur is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is a science museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,970 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Mirabell Palace. This château and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,837 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 6

Day 6 in Salzburg, Graz, and Vienna

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  • Mozartplatz
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Schloßberg
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Day 6 of your road trip through Austria gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Mozartplatz. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,583 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Salzburg Cathedral. This catholic cathedral and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,715 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Salzburg is another excellent way to spend your new day in Austria. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Austria’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Austria’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Austria’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Schloßberg in the region of Graz for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,166 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Vienna.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Vienna is the 4-star hotel 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 the best cheap hostel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hostel 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 Rinderwahn, one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,045 customers.

Locals also recommend Flanagans as one of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna. Flanagans is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,132 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Vienna is Steirereck. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,356 customers.

After dinner, visit Roberto American Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Vienna. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Wienerin. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 863 customers.

Alternatively, Kruger’s American Bar is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Vienna. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 704 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 in Vienna - Departure Day

  • Vienna - Departure Day
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  • Haus des Meeres
  • Volksgarten
  • Karlskirche
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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 Vienna 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.

Haus des Meeres is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Vienna. This public aquarium and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 18,018.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Volksgarten urban park is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 15,088 reviews.

You can also stop at Karlskirche church building to capture the beauty and wonder of Vienna one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,541.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Vienna at Figlmüller at Wollzeile before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,569 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Crossfield's Australian Pub for your last chance at a meal in the city of Vienna. The Crossfield's Australian Pub restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,326 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Ilona Stüberl. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,621 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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