Luxury 14-Day Relaxed Austria Road Trip Vacation from Vienna to Salzburg and Graz

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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 14-day road trip in Austria with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Austria at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Vienna, Salzburg, and Graz. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 6 nights in Vienna, 1 night in Salzburg, and 6 nights in Graz. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Austria.

Experience an easy 14-day self-drive tour across Austria with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Austria so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Austria. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Vienna, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 14-day journey across Austria and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Austria. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Austria.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Austria. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Traveling leisurely through Austria means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Belvedere Palace Chapel. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Vienna State Opera. Get close to the spectacular Hofburg Palace and the wonderful Tiergarten Schönbrunn. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Austria. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Austria has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Austria's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Austria.

By the end of your 14-day road trip through Austria, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Austria and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Austria. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 13 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 14 days of your self-drive road trip in Austria. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 14-day vacation in Austria and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Austria today!

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
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Destinations

Aerial View Of Graz City Center - Graz, Styria, Austria, Europe.Graz / 6 nights
Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 1 night
Church Heiliger Franz of Assisi at Mexikoplatz, Vienna, Austria.Vienna / 6 nights

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Photo of aerial view of Schonbrunn Palace is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria.Schönbrunn Palace
Photo of the Wiener Riesenrad or Vienna Giant Wheel 65m tall Ferris wheel in Prater park in Austria.Prater
Photo of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria.St Stephen's Cathedral
Photo of the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.Belvedere Palace Chapel
Photo of a yellow pavillion in the Schonbrunn tiergarten zoological garden in Vienna, Austria.Tiergarten Schönbrunn
Photo of Vienna State Opera house in Austria on a sunny day.Vienna State Opera
Photo of Hofburg palace on St. Michael square (Michaelerplatz), Vienna, Austria.Hofburg Palace
Photo of beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, KG Leopoldstadt, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AustriaViennese Giant Ferris Wheel
Museum of Natural History Vienna, Innere Stadt, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Natural History Vienna
Photo of the Museumsquartier or MQ or Museums Quartier is an area in the centre of Vienna, Austria.MuseumsQuartier
Photo of beautiful colorful flower clock in Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria.Stadtpark
Photo of Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Summer, Salzburg castle in background.Mirabell Palace
Photo of The Neue Burg is part of the Vienna Hofburg and the monumental Imperial Forum it is an incomplete 19th century palace wing hosting Kunsthistorisches Museum collections.Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Neue Burg
Photo of The medieval Clock tower Uhrturm in flower garden on Shlossberg hill, Graz, Austria.Schlossberg
Photo of Hellbrunn Palace or Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size in a southern district of the Salzburg city.Hellbrunn Palace
photo of view of The view of Hundertwasser house in Vienna, Austria.Hundertwasserhaus
Photo of classic view of the historic city of Graz with main square and famous Grazer clock tower in the background sitting on top of Schlossberg hill, Styria, Austria.Main square of Graz
photo of view of Red Bull Hangar-7,Himmelreich Austria.Red Bull Hangar-7
Melk AbbeyMelk Abbey
Laxenburg castles, Gemeinde Laxenburg, Bezirk Mödling, Lower Austria, AustriaLaxenburg Castle Park
UhrturmClock tower in Graz
Eggenberg Palace, Graz, Eggenberg, Graz, Styria, AustriaEggenberg Palace, Graz
Photo of Cityscape of Graz from Schlossberg hill, Graz, Styria region, Austria, in autumn, at sunrise.Kunsthaus Graz
Podersdorf LighthousePodersdorf Lighthouse
Kurpark Baden, Gemeinde Baden, Bezirk Baden, Lower Austria, AustriaKurpark Baden Stadtpark
Motorikpark Gamlitz, Gamlitz, Bezirk Leibnitz, Styria, AustriaMotorikpark Gamlitz
Forchtenstein Castle, Forchtenstein, Bezirk Mattersburg, Burgenland, AustriaForchtenstein Castle
Photo of the North view of Liechtenstein Castle .Liechtenstein Castle
Graz Opera, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaGraz Opera
Museum in Mönchhof, AustriaDorfmuseum Mönchhof
Föhrenberge Nature Park, Katastralgemeinde Weissenbach bei Mödling, Gemeinde Hinterbrühl, Bezirk Mödling, Lower Austria, AustriaFöhrenberge Nature Park
Landeszeughaus, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaStyrian Armoury
Old Town of Graz, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaOld Town of Graz
Burg Schlaining, Stadtschlaining, Bezirk Oberwart, Burgenland, AustriaBurg Schlaining
photo of view of Schlossbergbahn,Graz Austria.Schlossbergbahn
Schlosspark Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt, Burgenland, AustriaSchlosspark Eisenstadt
Rock wall with mystic drifts reflected in the largest underground lake in Europe. Seegrotte Hinterbruhl. Austria.Seegrotte
Graz Cathedral, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaGraz Cathedral
Grazer BurgCastle of Graz
photo of view of Husarentempel, Gemeinde Mödling, Austria.Husarentempel
double spiral stairs, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaDouble spiral stairs
Grazer Landhaus, Innere Stadt, Graz, Styria, AustriaLandhaus, Graz
Burgruine LandseeBurgruine Landsee
photo of view of Burgruine Mödling, Gemeinde Mödling, Austria.Burgruine Mödling
Photo of Schloss Lackenbach .Schloss Lackenbach
Schloss Kobersdorf, Kobersdorf, Bezirk Oberpullendorf, Burgenland, AustriaSchloss Kobersdorf
Haydn-Haus, Eisenstadt, Burgenland, AustriaHaydn-Haus

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Day 1

Day 1 – Vienna - arrival day

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  • Vienna State Opera
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Austria begins when you reach Vienna, where you’ll stay for a total of 6 nights.

Vienna is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Vienna State Opera. Around 49,854 visitors have rated this fascinating opera house and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Vienna offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is Bockshorn Irish Pub. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,158 customers.

Die Feinkosterei Schwarz-Hirsch serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Vienna has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 668 reviews.

Lebenbauer is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 517 customers, Lebenbauer is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Vienna looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Needle Vinyl Bar, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 774 reviews.

Josef Cocktailbar offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Vienna. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 508 customers.

Locals like unwinding at 1516 Brewing Company. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,352 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Austria! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Austria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Vienna

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Drive 18 km, 55 min

  • Tiergarten Schönbrunn
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Museum of Natural History Vienna
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On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, you'll explore the best attractions in Vienna at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Vienna, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 5 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Tiergarten Schönbrunn. This incredible zoo has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 50,414 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Austria by seeing another popular site in Vienna, the wonderful Schönbrunn Palace. This château is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 50,414 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible MuseumsQuartier. This art museum has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,180 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Museum of Natural History Vienna. This museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.8 out of 5 stars from 33,317 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Austria. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Vienna itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Austria extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Vienna. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Figlmüller – Restaurant Bäckerstraße. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 15,227 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Café Landtmann, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Café Landtmann is rated 4.4 stars out of 5 by 13,586 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Salm Bräu. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11,176 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Vienna and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular 7Stern Bräu. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 7,265 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Zum Schwarzen Kameel. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,523 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Flanagans. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Flanagans has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,132 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Vienna

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Drive 13 km, 48 min

  • St Stephen's Cathedral
  • Belvedere Palace Chapel
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Neue Burg
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Day 3 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Austria gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Vienna and visit more of its attractions.

Vienna has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Austria. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 4 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible St. Stephen's Cathedral has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 103,855 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Belvedere Palace Chapel. This city feature got an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from its 66,332 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Vienna is the notable Hofburg Palace. The popular Hofburg Palace is a highlight of many travel packages in Vienna. As a matter of fact, this remarkable castle has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 47,034 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Vienna, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien: Neue Burg. Take your time exploring this wonderful museum and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 25,581 visitors.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Vienna by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Vienna.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Vienna, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Plachutta Wollzeile is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Vienna-based food place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 6,398 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Vollpension is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Vollpension proved an excellent choice for around 4,641 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another local favorite in Vienna is Lugeck, which has an average score of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4,346 individuals’ reviews.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Vienna, Crossfield's Australian Pub. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.4 over 5 stars given by 2,326 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Loos American Bar. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.3 over 5 stars by 1,538 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, Kleinod may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 863 customers have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Vienna and end day 3 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Austria on a great note!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Vienna

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Drive 10 km, 32 min

  • Hundertwasserhaus
  • Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Prater
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Day 4 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Austria gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Vienna and visit more of its attractions.

Vienna has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Austria. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Hundertwasserhaus, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Hundertwasserhaus has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 20,429 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel. This city feature got an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from its 37,411 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Vienna is the notable Prater. The popular Prater is a highlight of many travel packages in Vienna. As a matter of fact, this remarkable park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 114,084 travelers.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Vienna by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Vienna.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Vienna, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Reinthaler's Beisl is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Vienna-based food place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,346 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Puerstner is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Puerstner proved an excellent choice for around 3,511 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another local favorite in Vienna is Rinderwahn, which has an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 3,045 individuals’ reviews.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Vienna, Roberto American Bar. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars given by 737 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Wienerin. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.4 over 5 stars by 863 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, Kruger’s American Bar may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 704 customers have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Vienna and end day 4 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Austria on a great note!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Gemeinde Mödling, Wassergspreng, and Vienna

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Drive 74 km, 1 hour 40 min

  • Burgruine Mödling
  • Husarentempel
  • Seegrotte
  • Liechtenstein Castle
  • Föhrenberge Nature Park
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On day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, you’ll explore the area around Gemeinde Mödling, where you’ll be staying for another 2 nights. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Gemeinde Mödling will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Austria.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating rocca, the stunning Burgruine Mödling. Around 546 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Travelers also come to the city to visit the spectacular Husarentempel, a popular cultural property and another top-rated attraction in Gemeinde Mödling.

You might discover a new thing or two about the city at the incredible Seegrotte. This local attraction is an amazing mine that has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 919 visitors.

A stop at the outstanding Liechtenstein Castle will make your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Austria more memorable. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,349 visitors, a stop at this local attraction during your leisurely self-drive through Austria is a chance to gain another experience worth sharing.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Austria by joining a traveler-approved tour in Gemeinde Mödling. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Gemeinde Mödling and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Gemeinde Mödling that will make your self-drive tour in Austria more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Gemeinde Mödling to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Vienna for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Austria by eating at one of the best restaurants in Vienna.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Vienna is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 635 customers.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Austria is all about!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Laxenburg, Gemeinde Melk, Gemeinde Baden, and Salzburg

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Drive 340 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Laxenburg Castle Park
  • Kurpark Baden Stadtpark
  • Melk Abbey
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On day 6 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Austria. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Austria.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Laxenburg. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Melk. You’ll spend 1 night in Salzburg.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Laxenburg Castle Park. This park and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars from 12,455 visitors.

While exploring the city of Laxenburg, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Austria, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Laxenburg, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible city of Melk. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Austria and discover the wonderful Melk.

While in Melk, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Melk Abbey. This abbey and popular site has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,473 reviews.

This travel spotis a go-to place in Melk.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Austria comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Salzburg. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Salzburg, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Salzburg. Check out Indian Restaurant Taj Mahal, a top choice in Austria due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Salzburg restaurant to try is a local favorite, Bärenwirt.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Zwettler's Wirtshaus is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Salzburg has a score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,457 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Salzburg. The popular Monkeys cafe. Bar has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 851 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in Austria.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like Darwin's Cafe Bar. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.4 from 658 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Salzburg recommend Murphy's Law Irish Pub. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.4 over 5 stars from 615 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Austria with a toast at a top-rated bar in Salzburg!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Graz

  • Salzburg
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Drive 270 km, 3 hours 58 min

  • Mirabell Palace
  • Red Bull Hangar-7
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace
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Day 7 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Austria gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Salzburg. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Graz, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 6 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Mirabell Palace is waiting for you. This château has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 26,688 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Hangar-7. This unique architectural structure is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,007 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Fortress Hohensalzburg. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,309 visitors, this museum is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Hellbrunn Palace. This popular château and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,017 people.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Salzburg has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Austria. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Graz. In Graz, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Austria.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,822 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Burger Factory.

Locals also recommend Ginko as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Ginko as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,319 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Steak Boutique. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 772 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like dreizehn by Gauster. Dreizehn by Gauster is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Flann O'Brien Original Irish Pub. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,257 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to Gösser Bräu Graz. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. Gösser Bräu Graz is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,327 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Austria!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Graz and Gamlitz

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Drive 109 km, 1 hour 58 min

  • Motorikpark Gamlitz
  • Landhaus, Graz
  • Styrian Armoury
  • Schlossbergbahn
  • Eggenberg Palace, Graz
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Day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Austria serves as your introduction to Graz. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Austria and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Graz, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,408 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Kai 36. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 877 guests, Kai 36 is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star ibis Styles Graz Messe offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Ibis Styles Graz Messe is a top-rated budget hotel in Graz with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,401 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Graz. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Graz, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Landhaus, Graz. This multiple dwellings and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Graz. The fascinating Landhaus, Graz has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 656 travelers.

Graz is also home to the captivating Styrian Armoury, a local armory and another popular attraction in the city. About 1,968 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Schlossbergbahn is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Austria. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,084 travelers, Schlossbergbahn proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Schloss Eggenberg. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing museum and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,626 reviews.

Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Graz, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Austria.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Austria. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Graz, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Graz is Glöckl Bräu | Wirtshaus - Schank - Gastgarten | Graz. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,934 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Freiblick Tagescafé for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Graz. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,186 customers.

Another alternative is Operncafé - Cafe | Brasserie | Restaurant - Graz. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,749 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Graz. At Die Scherbe, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,667 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Landhauskeller - Mittagessen | Abendessen | Cocktailbar | Hofsaison | Katze Katze - Graz, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,481 reviews.

Das Promenade is also one of the best places in Graz where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,447 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Austria!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Graz

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Drive 12 km, 39 min

  • Schlossberg
  • Kunsthaus Graz
  • Clock tower in Graz
  • Main square of Graz
  • Old Town of Graz
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On day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, you'll explore the best attractions in Graz at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Graz, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 4 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Schlossberg. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 19,998 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Austria by seeing another popular site in Graz, the wonderful Kunsthaus Graz. This art museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 19,998 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Clock tower in Graz. This clock tower has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,087 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Hauptplatz, Graz. This square is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 15,716 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Old Town of Graz. This amazing site is a wonderful best-rated sightseeing destination with more than 1,953 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 9 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Austria. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Graz itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Austria extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Graz. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Kunsthauscafe. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,982 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at tribeka, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Tribeka is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 1,314 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Lend-Platzl. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,340 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Graz and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Molly Malone Irish Pub. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 793 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Bar28 - Bar & Restaurant | Graz. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 641 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Hops Craft Beer Pub Graz. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Hops Craft Beer Pub Graz has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 359 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Graz

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Drive 5 km, 18 min

  • Castle of Graz
  • Double spiral stairs
  • Graz Cathedral
  • Graz Opera
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Day 10 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Austria gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Graz and visit more of its attractions.

Graz has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Austria. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Castle of Graz, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Castle of Graz has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 793 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Double Spiral Stairs. This city feature got an average score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from its 747 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Graz is the notable Graz Cathedral. The popular Graz Cathedral is a highlight of many travel packages in Graz. As a matter of fact, this remarkable cathedral has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 818 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Graz, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Graz Opera. Take your time exploring this wonderful opera house and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 3,085 visitors.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Graz by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Graz.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Graz, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Aiola upstairs - Panoramaterrasse | Frühstück | Mittagessen | Abendessen | Cocktails - Graz is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Graz-based food place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,454 guests.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Graz, The Churchill. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars given by 249 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is The Thirsty Heart. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.8 over 5 stars by 175 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, noël may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 147 customers have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Graz and end day 10 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Austria on a great note!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Forchtenstein, Kleinhöflein, and Graz

  • Graz
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Drive 351 km, 4 hours 15 min

  • Schlosspark Eisenstadt
  • Haydn-Haus
  • Forchtenstein Castle
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On day 11 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, you’ll explore the area around Forchtenstein, where you’ll be staying for another 2 nights. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Forchtenstein will make you fall even more in love with the hamlet and uniqueness of Austria.

One of the hamlet’s best travel destinations is a fascinating art museum, the stunning Forchtenstein Castle. Around 3,624 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Austria by joining a traveler-approved tour in Forchtenstein. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Forchtenstein and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Forchtenstein that will make your self-drive tour in Austria more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the hamlet of Forchtenstein to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Graz for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Austria by eating at one of the best restaurants in Graz.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At Clocktower Restaurant - American Bar & Grill, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Graz is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,406 customers.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Austria is all about!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Landsee, Kobersdorf, Gemeinde Lackenbach, and Graz

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Drive 292 km, 3 hours 57 min

  • Schloss Lackenbach
  • Schloss Kobersdorf
  • Burgruine Landsee
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On day 12 of your relaxed road trip across Austria, you’ll explore the area around Landsee, where you’ll be staying for another 1 night. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Landsee will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Austria.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating castle ruin, the stunning Landsee castle ruins. Around 562 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Austria by joining a traveler-approved tour in Landsee. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Landsee and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Landsee that will make your self-drive tour in Austria more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Landsee to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Graz for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Austria by eating at one of the best restaurants in Graz.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Austria is all about!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Podersdorf am See, Halbturn, Altschlaining, and Vienna

  • Vienna
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Drive 336 km, 5 hours 28 min

  • Burg Schlaining
  • Podersdorf Lighthouse
  • Dorfmuseum Mönchhof
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Day 13 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Austria gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Podersdorf am See. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Vienna, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Podersdorf Lighthouse is waiting for you. This lighthouse has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,037 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Podersdorf am See has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Austria. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Vienna. In Vienna, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Austria.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Halbturn is an excellent idea.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Austria!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Vienna - departure day

  • Vienna - Departure day
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  • Stadtpark
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Day 14 of your relaxed road trip in Austria is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Vienna.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Vienna once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Austria on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Stadtpark is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Vienna. This top sight is a popular metro station, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 27,294 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 14 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Vienna or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Vienna and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 14-day relaxed road trip in Austria is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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