15 days in Austria, Hungary & Czech Republic Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Hungary & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Start: Ankara, Turkey
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Time Travel Vienna. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get engrossed in the history at Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, and steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Vienna is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ankara in March since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, get your game on at E-Exit Escape Game, and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Budapest sightseeing site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Salzburg Cathedral and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Mozarts Geburtshaus and Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: St. Wolfgang (The Pilgrim's Way & Pfarre St. Wolfgang). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, steep yourself in history at Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church), and admire the landmark architecture of Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salzburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Budapest to Salzburg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. March in Salzburg sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

St. Wolfgang, Basilika St. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

2
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, see the interesting displays at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Vitus, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Lobkowicz Palace and Czech Repubrick. Visit Staromestske namesti and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Lesser Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague road trip website.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Prague are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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