A trip across Austria is a trip through history and some of the most magnificent natural scenery on the planet. The Austrian Alps are the highlight and when you add in small mountain villages, stunning architecture, and swaths of vineyards as far as the eye can see, one visit is never enough.

Salzburg is popular among tourists, not just because it’s Mozart’s birthplace, but also for the perennial favorite movie The Sound of Music. Outdoors enthusiasts will take to Innsbruck for world class skiing.

Then there’s Vienna of course with its imperial history, palaces, baroque architecture, and romantic cafes overlooking the Danube, or explore the Wachau Valley west of Vienna for it’s fairytale towns and world-renowned wineries.

Don’t miss Styria, the green heart of Austria, for its amazing scenery, vineyards, quaint villages, and spas. The capital city of Styria is Graz, and is well worth a visit for a few days to explore the old town and enjoy local foods and wines.

However long your visit in Austria, you’ll find an efficient train system that’ll get you just about anywhere in the country you want to go.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.