10 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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10 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ischgl, Austria
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
End: Budapest, Hungary


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1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, stroll through Stubaier Gletscher, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip tool .

Budapest, Hungary to Innsbruck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ischgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rosshutte, Stubaier Gletscher
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

1
night
Ischgl, Austria

Ischgl ©
Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. On the 24th (Tue), fly down the slopes at See Ski Resort, then hit the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Galtuer.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ischgl journey maker tool .

Getting from Innsbruck to Ischgl by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Ischgl

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche Galtuer, See Ski Resort
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Ischgl-Samnaun ski area ©
Ischgl-Samnaun ski area
Pfarrkirche Galtuer ©
Pfarrkirche Galtuer

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, then see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Salt Mine Hallein, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, then step into the grandiose world of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planning site .

Take a train from Ischgl to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Werfen, Salt Mine Hallein
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Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rathausplatz and Rathaus. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Klangturm St. Polten (in Sankt Polten). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Albertina, take an in-depth tour of Sisi Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche Wien.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip maker app .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Klangturm St. Polten, Melk Abbey
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Albertina ©
Albertina
Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), make a trip to New York Palace, then walk around Margaret Island, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), meet the residents at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip builder .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
New York Palace ©
New York Palace

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