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 Historic Sites Tours

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 Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt (in Weissenkirchen), Gozzoburg (in Krems an der Donau) and Hinterhaus Castle (in Spitz). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate the long history of Kartause Mauerbach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and make a trip to Maria Theresia Denkmal.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kartause Mauerbach, Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt, Osterreichisches Zuckermuseum, Gozzoburg, 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 Central Square Marktplatz. Venture out of the city with trips to Elisabethkapelle (in Zell am See), Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring (in Bad Haring) and Itter Castle (in Itter). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salt Mine Hallein, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

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

Elisabethkapelle, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring, Itter Castle
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz
Salt Mine Hallein ©
Salt Mine Hallein

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 Magdeburska Kasarna (Magdeburg Barracks). Go for a jaunt from Prague to Zatec to see Hop Museum about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, view the masterpieces at Stone Bell House, get a taste of the local shopping with Forbidden Spot, and don't miss a visit to Celetna Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough 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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