22 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

22 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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22 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  7​h
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ischgl, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kaprun, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Graz, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Rome, Italy

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altstadt von Innsbruck and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Get in touch with nature at St. Anton and Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Ski Arlberg (in Lech). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Rosshutte.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck day trip planning website .

Rome, Italy to Innsbruck is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rome in February, things will get little chillier in Innsbruck: highs are around 7°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ischgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Stubaier Gletscher, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, St. Anton, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Ski Arlberg
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St. Anton ©
St. Anton
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ©
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher

1
night
Ischgl, Austria

Ischgl ©
Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl, hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Galtuer, then admire the masterpieces at Alpinarium Galtur, and finally hit the slopes at See Ski Resort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ischgl trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Innsbruck to Ischgl in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Ischgl are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Ischgl

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Galtur, See Ski Resort
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
Wildpark ©
Wildpark
Alpinarium Galtur ©
Alpinarium Galtur

2
nights
Kaprun, Austria

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, then head outdoors with Frost, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schmittenhohe. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Zell, then take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche zum hl. Jakobus dem Alteren, and finally admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kaprun road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ischgl to Kaprun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Ischgl in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -5°C in Kaprun. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zell am See, Krimml, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©

3
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 Haus der Natur and Red Bull Hangar-7. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Petersfriedhof and Salzburg Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Bachhalm Schokoladenmanufaktur (in Kirchdorf an der Krems), Hallstatt (Old Town & Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick") and Salt Mine Hallein (in Hallein). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Weyregg, explore the historical opulence of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and don't miss a visit to Die Stadtturme Vocklabruck.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Graz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Salt Mine Hallein, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Bachhalm Schokoladenmanufaktur, Die Stadtturme Vocklabruck
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

4
nights
Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Head to Einkaufszentrum Atrio and Kunsthaus Koflachfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage and Seebad Lunz Am See. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graz: Weingut Taggenbrunn (in Sankt Veit an der Glan), Ullis Laden Gifts (in Villach) and Klagenfurt (Kunstlerhaus, Galerie3, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz, have some family-friendly fun at Graz Fairytale Express, don't miss a visit to Uhrturm, and walk around Schlossberg.

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

You can drive from Salzburg to Graz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Klagenfurt, Villach, Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage, Seebad Lunz Am See, Weingut Taggenbrunn
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Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage ©
Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Minimundus ©
Minimundus

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Albertina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and Peterskirche. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Klangturm St. Polten (in Sankt Polten) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vienna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Graz to Vienna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Klangturm St. Polten, Melk Abbey
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Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Albertina ©
Albertina

5
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Faust Wine Cellar and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi and Municipal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Thermal Lake of Heviz (in Heviz), Keszthely (Nostalgia Museum - Curiosities and Kitsch Museum & Doll Museum Keszthely) and Shopping mall Arkad (in Gyor). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), steep yourself in history at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, and browse the fresh offerings at Tihanyi MARKET Place.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keszthely, Premier Outlet, Tihanyi MARKET Place, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Shopping mall Arkad
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Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar
Thermal Lake of Heviz ©
Thermal Lake of Heviz
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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