Travel Itenary for Austria?

Can anyone suggest me a travel itinerary for a short trip to Austria for 4 nights. I am planning to visit Austria between 23rd December to 31st December 2009. Thanks in advance for your help.


Country: Austria


This is Christmas time , so wherever you go in Austria i will be awesome. Try the bigger cities for their Christmas markets - Vienna , Salzburg but a day at the mountain is also to be considered.
Christmas markets are definitely a must see during that time of the year - for example in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Graz! The areas such as Tirol, Salzburg, Carinthia, Styria offer also many opportunities for winter sports. But it is also possible to take a cable car up a mountain without bringing any sports equipment and just have a walk during the snow. You could make your way from Vienna to Innsbruck, exploring those cities and maybe Salzburg which is along the way, and spend a day in the countryside. There are good train connections available ().
If you only have 4 nights I would concentrate on two locations - Salzburg and Vienna if it is cities, or Salzburg and a skiing resort like Kitzb├╝hel if you want to see some countryside as well. Christmans markets will still be open before Christmas, and all the villages are nicely lit. So it should be a great experience wherever you go.
You should note that 25th and 26th are public holidays, therefore most shops will not be open on those days. Also skiing resorts might be busy - so book in advance.
New Years Eve is splendid too - fireworks everywhere and in Vienna the first district is one party zone.

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