14 days in Austria, Slovakia & Hungary Itinerary

14 days in Austria, Slovakia & Hungary Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights


Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning site.

Manama, Bahrain to Vienna is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in October, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Stiegl Brauwelt, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bratislava.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, and take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salzburg to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Bratislava sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary — 5 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovakia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Hungary travel guide

Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.