Austria truly offers something for everyone, from fine arts and music reverberating through Vienna’s cobbled streets to the dramatic railways cutting through sheer mountain ranges and beautiful glacial expanses. Grand cities boasting Medieval architecture and lavishly gilded concert halls, comforting cuisine and majestic lakes set by extravagant mountain backdrops. Natural landscapes, mountain vistas, glaciers and deep ravines, are as artful as Mozart masterpieces and beautiful baroque architecture. Whether it’s arts and culture you’re into or scaling mountain peaks. In Austria, you can do it all.

Top Recommendations

  • Explore the grand architecture of Vienna and the Hofburg Palaces
  • Dip into one lake after another in the Salzkammergut lake district
  • Road trip through the Hohe Tauern National Park
  • Hike around Hallstatt and beyond
  • Visit Salzburg, Innsbruck or both

When to Visit

Austria is the perfect all-year destination with the 4 seasons catering to a variety of needs. Summer offers warm long days and numerous events. Autumn creates a countryside awash with colour and the opportunity to get some final hikes in before the mountainous peaks are capped with snow in winter. Here the alps and apre skis are electrifying and offer some of the best resorts in the world. While quaint Christmas markets pop up in every town and city. Spring arrives with a burst of bloom in March as the snow melt begins the lakes and rivers take on an energic charm as the changing of the seasons takes hold.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Vienna & Innsbruck.