Austria & Italy
The perfect 5 days itinerary

Embark on a captivating 5-day journey through Austria and Italy, two countries renowned for their rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures. From the artistic streets of Vienna to the romantic canals of Venice, this itinerary blends the best of both worlds, offering a taste of Central European charm and Mediterranean flair.

What to do in Austria & Italy?

This 5 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Austria & Italy. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Vienna: Imperial Splendors and Artistic Treasures

Morning

Start your day at Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Explore the lavish rooms and stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens. Next, visit the Belvedere Palace, another historic site renowned for its stunning baroque architecture and art collections, including Gustav Klimt's famous The Kiss.

Afternoon

Head to the MuseumsQuartier, one of the largest cultural quarters in the world. Spend your afternoon among some of the best contemporary art museums, such as the Leopold Museum and the MUMOK. Enjoy a coffee in one of the trendy cafes in the area.

Evening

Conclude your day with a classical music concert at the Vienna State Opera or enjoy a traditional Viennese dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 2: Salzburg: The City of Mozart and Sound of Music

Morning

Begin your exploration in Salzburg by visiting the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, now a museum dedicated to his life and work. Wander through the historic Getreidegasse, famous for its high and narrow houses and the intricate wrought iron signs.

Afternoon

Tour the Hohensalzburg Fortress, perched atop a hill and offering panoramic views of the city. Explore the chambers and the medieval artifacts within. Later, visit the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, a setting for several scenes in the movie 'The Sound of Music'.

Evening

Enjoy dinner at one of Salzburg's traditional restaurants, perhaps trying some local Austrian dishes like Wiener Schnitzel or Salzburger Nockerl.


Day 3: Venice: A Romantic Escape in the City of Canals

Morning

Arrive in Venice and start your day at St. Mark's Basilica, one of the most iconic symbols of Venetian architecture. Explore the Doge's Palace, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Afternoon

Take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice, a must-do experience. Visit the Rialto Bridge and browse through the nearby markets. Enjoy a gelato as you stroll along the Grand Canal.

Evening

Dine at a waterfront restaurant, experiencing the local cuisine with dishes like risotto al nero di seppia or a fresh seafood platter.


Day 4: Florence: Cradle of the Renaissance

Morning

Visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important art museums in the world, housing works by masters like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli. Explore the Florence Cathedral, known for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi.

Afternoon

Stroll through the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Florence's political life and home to the Palazzo Vecchio. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone bridge known for its jewelry shops.

Evening

Experience Florence's culinary scene with a dinner featuring Tuscan specialties like bistecca alla fiorentina and pappa al pomodoro.


Day 5: Return Journey

Morning

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and take a final stroll around the city, soaking in the last moments of your European adventure.

Afternoon

Prepare for your departure, reflecting on the wonderful experiences and memories you've created during your trip.


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