11 days in Vienna, Salzburg & Budapest Itinerary

11 days in Vienna, Salzburg & Budapest Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Johann Strauss Museum as well as Albertina. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Albertina, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, and finally examine the collection at Johann Strauss Museum. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Vienna online tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Vienna reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 day

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salzburg Cathedral, Schloss Hellbrunn and Getreidegasse. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at Hofburg, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Vienna attractions planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. You will leave for Budapest on the 6th (Thu).
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Music Fountain, Margaret Island, Rudas Baths, and other attractions you added.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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