9 days in Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

9 days in Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rathaus and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Sisi Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna holiday planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Vienna is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Buda Castle and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Visit Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Budapest vacation planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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