15 days in Hungary & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Hungary & Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wattens, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hungarian Parliament Building and Heroes' Square. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Budapest. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): go for a walk through Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt day trip website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Hallstatt takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 2 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. On the 10th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Element3 Ski School, explore the activities along Schwarzsee, then go for a walk through Historischer Rundwanderweg Kufstein, then step into the grandiose world of Kufstein Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Soll. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kitzbuhel tour planner.

Getting from Hallstatt to Kitzbuhel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Kitzbuhel, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wattens.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wattens, Austria

— 2 nights
Wattens is a market town of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Spannagel Caves, take an in-depth tour of Museu Delle Macchine Da Screvere, and then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Magdalen’s Chapel, steep yourself in history at Rathaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Heilig-Geist-Kirche, then examine the collection at Burg Hasegg / Hall Mint, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wattens day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kitzbuhel to Wattens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Wattens are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Wattens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck travel itinerary planner.

Innsbruck is very close to Wattens. In November, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip maker tool.

Fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.