11 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

11 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

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11 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Vaci Street, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then kick back and relax at Roman Beach, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Budapest is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

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Halaszbastya
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Matthias Church

3
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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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheumfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and stop by Xocolat.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral
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Schonbrunn Palace
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Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

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Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Schloss Hellbrunn
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Prague, Czech Republic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague vacation app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Prague Castle
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StaromEstske namEsti
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St. Vitus Cathedral

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