18 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

18 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

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18 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Music Fountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Lake Velence (in Velence) and Szent Anna Chapel (in Szekesfehervar). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, appreciate the history behind Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue), enjoy some diversion at Celeritas Shooting Club, and steep yourself in history at Hősök tere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Budapest is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Fun & Games Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Velence, Szent Anna Chapel
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Food Tours
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Celeritas Shooting Club ©
Celeritas Shooting Club

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Gozzoburg (in Krems an der Donau), Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt (in Weissenkirchen) and Hinterhaus Castle (in Spitz). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the long history of Kartause Mauerbach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning website .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gozzoburg, Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt, Kartause Mauerbach, Osterreichisches Zuckermuseum, Hinterhaus Castle
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grossglockner High Alpine Road and Red Bull Hangar-7. Venture out of the city with trips to Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring (in Bad Haring), Elisabethkapelle (in Zell am See) and Itter Castle (in Itter). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salt Mine Hallein, make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Salt Mine Hallein, Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring, Central Square Marktplatz, 5 Fingers, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Salt Mine Hallein ©
Salt Mine Hallein
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Petrinska rozhledna and Celetna Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Hop Museum (in Zatec) and Magdeburska Kasarna (Magdeburg Barracks) (in Terezin). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, view the masterpieces at Forbidden Spot, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Ahasver, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hop Museum, Magdeburska Kasarna (Magdeburg Barracks)
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Food Tours
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

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