14 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

14 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Albertina and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Vienna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. In September, Vienna is colder than Houston - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, shop like a local with Vaci Street, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Schlegeis Alpenstrasse, thencruise along Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, and finally examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Innsbruck by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Schlegeis Alpenstrasse, Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden
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Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

1
night
Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zell and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schmittenhohe.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zell am See trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Zell am See are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Step off the beaten path and head to Schloss Hellbrunn and Eisriesenwelt. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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