Austria Road Trip Itinerary: 2 Weeks
This Austria road trip highlights the finest culinary and alpine areas of Austria. We designed this route for travelers who want to authentically and deeply experience Austria. You’ll eat in alm restaurants and mountain huts, drink wine in Buschenschänke (wine taverns), hike in five mountain ranges and sleep in hidden gems. And if you’re uninhibited, maybe spend some time in a Therme (thermal spa).
This Austia travel itinerary requires a minimum of two weeks. You’ll begin your trip in Vienna and end in Innsbruck. If you plan on doing a full-loop back to Vienna, you can drive from Innsbruck to the city of Salzburg, and then back to Vienna (add 2 days to this itinerary).
From Vienna, you’ll drive south to Austria’s culinary heartland, South Styria. After wine-ing and dining in South Styria, your trip continues to the city Graz and then to the Northern Limestone Alps in Salzburg. Next, you’ll drive the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and experience the best-kept-secrets of Hohe Tauern National Park. Your trip then continues to the Zillertal Alps in Tyrol and eventually to the Rätikon Alps in Vorarlberg.
When to do this Austria Road Trip: Summer, or Early Fall.
Driving in Austria: If you’re driving into Austria from a neighboring country, make sure to purchase a vignette (toll sticker). The toll sticker is compulsory on Austria’s motorways and expressways. It must be displayed on the inside of your windshield. Here’s more info re: pricing and your options.