18 days in Slovenia, Italian Alps & Austria Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia, Italian Alps & Austria Itinerary

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1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
2
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 night
3
Merano, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Lake Bled & Parasailing & Paragliding). Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Triple Bridge and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana tour itinerary builder site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Ljubljana is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Ljubljana, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, expect Ljubljana to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

1
night
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the views at Soča Valley and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bovec trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bovec in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff. On your second day here, trek along Kastanienerlebnisweg, thentrek along Sentiero della Meditazione, and then get outside with Pista Ciclabile della Val Venosta.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Merano route app.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Merano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in September, with highs in Merano at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Naturno, Kastanienerlebnisweg
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Kastanienerlebnisweg ©
Kastanienerlebnisweg

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Spruce Tree Castle (in Zell im Zillertal), Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck day trip tool.

You can drive from Merano to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Merano in September, things will get little chillier in Innsbruck: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Spruce Tree Castle, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Kaltwassersee, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Achensee
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Achensee ©
Achensee
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Hallstatter See in Hallstatt (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatter See
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, find something for the whole family at Prater, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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