7 days in Austria, Bratislava & Budapest Itinerary

7 days in Austria, Bratislava & Budapest Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online trip builder.

Milan, Italy to Salzburg is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In August, Salzburg is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at The Hofburg, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Prater, have fun and explore at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bratislava visit planner.

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Magio Beach ©
Magio Beach
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid

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