4-Day Austria Weekend Getaway in Salzburg

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Escape to Austria and unwind from the week's stresses with this 4-day weekend getaway to Salzburg. Enjoy the local culture and take in breathtaking views during your short break.

Explore Salzburg, a city filled with music and stunning Baroque architecture. Here, you can visit Mozart's birthplace and see locations from "The Sound of Music" among historic streets and grand palaces. Set against the Alps, Salzburg's old town blends culture, history, and beautiful views, creating a rich and inviting atmosphere.

This fantastic 4-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in Austria over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 3 nights in Salzburg, taking in its beauty and energy while maximizing your time in Austria.

Spend your wonderful weekend break in Austria visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in Austria and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.

Your accommodation will be conveniently located for easy access to many of the best places to see and do in Austria. You'll have plenty of time to stroll through local markets and shopping streets. Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content, and take a bit of Austria home with you to remind you of your vacation in Salzburg.

Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Salzburg. By the end of your weekend getaway in Austria, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.

This 4-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in Austria. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect weekend getaway in Salzburg. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in Austria.

For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to Austria. This way, you can discover hidden gems and explore Austria at your own pace.

On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We'll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized.

Booking a complete vacation in Salzburg has never been this fast and easy. The best services in Salzburg fill up quickly, so select a date and start planning your weekend getaway to Austria today!

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Austria, Rainbow over Salzburg castleSalzburg / 3 nights



Photo of beautiful view of Salzburg skyline with Festung Hohensalzburg and Salzach river in summer, Salzburg, Salzburger Land, Austria.Fortress Hohensalzburg
Photo of Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Summer, Salzburg castle in background.Mirabell Palace
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 Red Bull Hangar-7,Himmelreich Austria.Red Bull Hangar-7
photo of view of Mozart statue on Mozart Square (Mozartplatz) located at Salzburg, Austria.Mozartplatz
Haus der Natur, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaHaus der Natur
Salzburg Zoo HellbrunnSalzburg Zoo
Stiegl-Brauwelt, Maxglan, Salzburg, AustriaStiegl-Brauwelt
Linzer Gasse Platzl, Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaLinzer Gasse Platzl
Universität Salzburg Botanical Garden, Nonntal, Salzburg, AustriaUniversität Salzburg Botanical Garden



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Day 1

Day 1 – Salzburg - arrival day

  • Salzburg - Arrival day
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  • Mozartplatz
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Your exciting weekend getaway in Austria begins as you arrive in Salzburg. Explore the city's charm while spending 3 nights at one of the best hotels and places to stay in Salzburg.

Make Mozartplatz one of your first sightseeing stops in Salzburg. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,302 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Salzburg. Check-in at hotels in Austria normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Salzburg offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

Once you've soaked up the sights, dive into the city’s interesting culinary and social scene. Cap off day 1 of your weekend escape in Austria with a wonderful meal and a drink. Explore the best restaurants and bars in Salzburg, leaving you happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

Experience a symphony of flavors at The Glass Garden in Salzburg by securing a reservation in advance. Renowned for its 1-star Michelin distinction, The Glass Garden delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. For a palate-pleasing alternative, make sure to dine at Ikarus, acclaimed for its delectable creative, and modern specialties. This local 2-star Michelin establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Want to go on another culinary journey? Delight your senses at SENNS. Restaurant, a top-rated restaurant known for its outstanding menu. Known as a top-rated 2-star Michelin establishment, it's a top choice for creative cuisine in the city.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into The Salzburg Whiskey Museum - Bar. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Harry Bär offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Darwin's Cafe Bar, another top-rated bar in the area.

A quick trip to any of the popular local bars in Salzburg will enhance your travel experience in the city. Cheers to a pleasant weekend getaway in Austria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Salzburg

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  • Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • Haus der Natur
  • Stiegl-Brauwelt
  • Red Bull Hangar-7
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Day 2 of your weekend escape in Austria offers another exciting opportunity to discover the wonders of Salzburg. Fuel up for adventure with a delicious breakfast and anticipate 2 nights filled with unforgettable memories.

Take the opportunity to see Fortress Hohensalzburg. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,742 visitors.

Haus der Natur is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This science museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,138 travelers. Up to 500,000 people visit Haus der Natur every year.

Salzburg is also the home of Stiegl-Brauwelt. Around 3,649 people have rated this tourist attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Red Bull Hangar-7. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 14,220 reviews, a visit to this architectural structure is a great idea.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Austria that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Salzburg has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

A weekend getaway in Austria isn't complete without experiencing the food and nightlife scene in Salzburg. Fortunately, the city has many fantastic bars and restaurants that cater to all travel budgets.

Don’t miss out on dining at Augustiner Bräu Mülln, a top-rated dining destination in Salzburg. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider ARCOTEL Castellani Salzburg, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Stadtalm. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Salzburg this evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at MENTOR'S BAR KULTUR, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Monkeys cafe. Bar offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Schnaitl Pub. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

This is the perfect time to relax and enjoy your weekend getaway in Austria to the fullest. Savor every minute of your stay in Salzburg!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Salzburg

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  • Salzburg Zoo
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Universität Salzburg Botanical Garden
  • Mirabellgarten
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As you continue your weekend adventure in Austria on day 3, the charm of Salzburg awaits. Enjoy the remaining 1 night as you continue exploring new sights and making lasting memories.

Make Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this zoo an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 11,052 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Hellbrunn Palace. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,177 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this château every year.

Universität Salzburg Botanical Garden is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 306 visitors.

When you’re finished at Universität Salzburg Botanical Garden, the perfect next stop is Mirabell Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,489 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Mirabell Palace. This château is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,975 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Salzburg, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Salzburg below.

When it’s time to dine or unwind, Salzburg offers a wide range of restaurants and bars on your weekend trip. Take your pick from the city’s best dining and drinking spots. Savor a great meal, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy the nightlife scene before calling it a night in Austria.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Restaurant Riedenburg offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Die Weisse is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Salzburg.

Soak in the unique vibe of the city of Salzburg tonight! Relax with a drink after your rewarding weekend getaway experience in Austria!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Salzburg - departure day

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  • Linzer Gasse Platzl
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Your remarkable weekend getaway in Austria is about to end. Soon, you’ll say goodbye to Salzburg. Day 4 is your departure day and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the city and Austria's charming sights.

If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving Austria, the popular Linzer Gasse Platzl is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Salzburg.

As your final day in Austria unfolds, enjoy a last-minute shopping spree in Salzburg's best shopping area. Enjoy finding the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your wonderful trip to Austria.

Before you conclude your weekend getaway in Salzburg, drop by a top-rated restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the local food culture over a fantastic meal.

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

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