Destination guide

It's time to discover amazing Austria

Few countries manage to blend urban cool with natural splendor quite as effortlessly as Austria. Nestled amid the rugged Alpine terrain of Central Europe, it's the perfect place to enjoy everything from lively city breaks to once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures. Whether you plan to visit the palaces of Vienna, race across the snow-covered slopes of Solden or take in the views of the Eastern Alps from the fairytale-like city of Salzburg, you'll find Austria vacation rentals offer all the comforts of home amid some of the world's most dramatic and diverse landscapes.

Things to do

Experience Austria your way

Not everybody's boots are made for walking, but no-one need miss the experience of exploring Austria's magical mountains. Scenic gondola rides are a memorable way to get your fill of the landscape and are within easy reach of most Austria vacation rentals. Nowhere is this more true than in Innsbruck, where homes are on the doorstep of 20-minute cable car rides that soar 2,000 meters into the Nordkette. It's possible to ride further into the Karwendel Nature Park, though families often hop off early to enjoy a trip to the Alpine Zoo.


Outdoor delights in idyllic Austria

Outdoor time is likely to be on the agenda and being in Austria means you can take your pick of pursuits. Warm summer days in the mountains are perfect for kayaking, horseback riding and scenic drives, while in winter, the backdrop transforms into an idyllic setting for tobogganing, snowboarding and skiing. Should that sound a little too energetic, there's always the option to stick to the Christmas markets and schnapps-tasting events that you'll find in an abundance on lower ground, while all year round, plush wellness centers and spas will leave you feeling on top of the world.


Seasonal appeal in Austria

While most of the mountain resorts are geared up for the outdoor pursuits of the summer and winter seasons, choosing an Austria vacation rental in an urban setting offers year-round attractions aplenty. The soaring temperatures that favor the cities during the summer months are ideal for those keen to soak up a little culture, perhaps joining the well-heeled travelers who flock to the Salzburg Festival, a 6-week extravaganza of operas, plays and concerts. During the cooler months, the enthusiasm of the Christmas market aficionados, who fill the streets of Vienna during the holidays, is wonderfully contagious.

Natural features

Exploring Austria's diverse landscapes

Natural wonders are never too far away when you vacation in Austria, but the pace at which you enjoy the country's fantastically-diverse scenes is up to you. If clambering up mountains is not part of your plans, the delights of the Danube offer an easy way to get a look at the country's best bits. River cruises are popular in the region, though there's a lot to be said for road trips and bike rides, where you have the freedom to pause and savor a new-found favorite spot for just a little while longer.

Where to stay around Austria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 20,743 vacation rentals near Austria. From 2,546 Houses to 753 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Austria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Austria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Austria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vienna: 1,046 vacation rentals
  • Salzburg: 342 vacation rentals
  • Salzburg: 5,407 vacation rentals
  • Innsbruck: 785 vacation rentals
  • Hallstatt: 722 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Austria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Austria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Austria:

  • Vienna: 1,046 rentals
  • Salzburg: 342 rentals
  • Innsbruck: 785 rentals
  • Hallstatt: 722 rentals
  • Kals am Großglockner: 158 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Austria?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Austria are:

  • Schwechat Airport (VIE): 1,051 vacation rentals
  • Innsbruck Airport (INN): 959 vacation rentals
  • Salzburg Airport (SZG): 563 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Austria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Austria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: 1,389 rentals
  • Vienna State Opera: 1,044 rentals
  • Salzburger Landestheater: 595 rentals
  • Europatreppe 4000: 749 rentals
  • Vienna (XWW-Vienna West Train Station): 1,043 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Austria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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