8 days in Austria & Mumbai Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights


Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna vacation planner.

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

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 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salzburg visit planner.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Hallstatt, Austria — 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Hallstatt, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hallstatter See.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt journey planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mumbai, India — 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 1st (Mon), soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marine Drive, indulge in some personalized pampering at Muktaa The Wellness Clinic & Luxury Spa Marine Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hallstatt to Mumbai takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Hallstatt to Mumbai, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Austria travel guide

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.