I am planning a trip to Austria in September for myself and my wife (both Canadians). The rough plan is to spend 7-8 days, and we'd like to visit Vienna, Salzburg, and Hallstatt.
So far I am thinking we can fly from Toronto to Vienna, stay a few days, take a train to Salzburg, rent a car or take a tour for the day to visit Hallstatt, and eventually fly from Salzburg back to Toronto.
While in Salzburg we want to visit
- Hellbrunn palace
- Eagle's Nest
- Hohensalzburg Castle
- Some city attractions such as museums
- Mozart's house
Is all of this possible in 7-8 days? We don't have any plans for Vienna, is it worth spending a few days there, or will Salzburg take too much time? Are there any must-see items we're missing in any of these locations?
Finally, we plan to be leaving Vienna as Oktoberfest is starting; will this make finding accommodation difficult, or make it harder to book train tickets? Do we have to book our whole itinerary in advance or will we have flexibility to book hotels once we arrive and firm up our plans (i.e. maybe spend more or less time in Vienna)?