I am planning our 13 day trip through Austria. After spending 4 days in Vienna, my wife & I will rent a car and drive our way west
4 days - Vienna
4 days - St. Gilgan (Day trips to Salzburg, Hallstat, Bad Ischl etc)
2 days - Lienz (driving through the High Alpine Rd)
3 days - Innsbruck (Zell am Zee, Alpbach etc)
I hope you can help me with a few questions:
Vienna to St. Gilgan, I was planning to add an overnight stay at Maria Taferl. Would give us bit more time in the Wachau Valley, Krems, Durnstein, Melk Abbey.... Is it worth the extra-night or should we make our way through the region giving ourselves enough time for a mid morning stop, lunch, couple of wineries (not really drinking), Melk Abey.. and land up at our propoerty in St Gilgan in the night to crash out.
Also wondering, if it makes sense to add 2 nights in Lienz. My plan was to head out from St Gilgan, drive down the Grossglockner (taking our time) and then arriving in Lienz. Spend the rest of the afternoon/evening there.
Next day, drive out to The Pustertaler High Alpine Road come back and stay the night in Lienz.
Following day, leave early and make our way to and spend the day in Hohe Tauern National Park , finally reaching Innsbruck in the night.
Thanks in advance.