18 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

18 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Music Fountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Szent Anna Chapel (in Szekesfehervar) and Lake Velence (in Velence). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and have fun at Celeritas Shooting Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Budapest is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melk Abbey and Rathaus. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Hinterhaus Castle (in Spitz), Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt (in Weissenkirchen) and Gozzoburg (in Krems an der Donau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, have some family-friendly fun at Maze & Labyrinth Schonbrunn, appreciate the history behind Maria Theresia Denkmal, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning website.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grossglockner High Alpine Road and Red Bull Hangar-7. Venture out of the city with trips to Itter Castle (in Itter), Gesundheitsweg Bad Haring (in Bad Haring) and Elisabethkapelle (in Zell am See). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salt Mine Hallein, stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, take some stellar pictures from 5 Fingers, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Salzburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Petrin Tower and Church of Our Lady of the Snows. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Hop Museum (in Zatec) and Magdeburska Kasarna (Magdeburg Barracks) (in Terezin). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, view the masterpieces at Stone Bell House, shop like a local with Forbidden Spot, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.