22 days in Austria, Lipno nad Vltavou & Prague Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Muhlbach am Hochkonig, Austria
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Lipno nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then walk around Volksgarten, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, get engrossed in the history at Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, and then admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Vienna due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jeddah in July, plan for slightly colder days in Vienna, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Muhlbach am Hochkonig.
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Muhlbach am Hochkonig, Austria — 6 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liechtensteinklamm and Eisriesenwelt. Kids will enjoy Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen and Wagrain Grafenberg. Get out of town with these interesting Muhlbach am Hochkonig side-trips: The Sound of Music Trail (in Werfen), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Werfenweng) and Wasserwelt Wagrain (in Wagrain).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Muhlbach am Hochkonig tour planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Muhlbach am Hochkonig in 4 hours. When traveling from Vienna in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Muhlbach am Hochkonig: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosengartenschlucht and Parasailing & Paragliding. Attractions like Town Tower (Stadtturm) and River Inn make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden (in Hinterriss), Wolfsklamm Gorge (in Stans) and Tratzberg Castle (in Jenbach). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Stift Wilten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, admire the natural beauty at Alpengarten Patscherkofel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip maker website.

You can drive from Muhlbach am Hochkonig to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Salzach River, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip site.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lipno nad Vltavou.
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Lipno nad Vltavou, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theresa valley. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Vodní nádrž Lipno, take in panoramic vistas at Treetop Walkway, and then get outside with Bobova Draha.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lipno nad Vltavou sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Lipno nad Vltavou takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Prague Castle make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Letna Park and Franz Kafka Monument. There's much more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Staroměstská mostecká věž, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip app.

Drive from Lipno nad Vltavou to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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