22 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

22 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Ischgl, Austria
— 1 night
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Kaprun, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore hidden gems such as Stubaier Gletscher and Ski Arlberg. Visiting St. Anton and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl will get you outdoors. When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Serfaus, approximately Serfaus away. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Rosshutte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck itinerary maker app.

Rome, Italy to Innsbruck is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, Innsbruck is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ischgl.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ischgl, Austria

— 1 night
Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Die Pfarrkirche Ischgl, fly down the slopes at Ischgl-Samnaun ski area, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Galtuer, then explore the world behind art at Alpinarium Galtur, and finally hit the slopes at See Ski Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ischgl day trip planning site.

Drive from Innsbruck to Ischgl in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Ischgl are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Ischgl

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaprun, Austria

— 2 nights
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hit the slopes at Kitzsteinhorn, get outside with Frost, and then hit the slopes at Schmittenhohe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, then take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfarrkirche zum hl. Jakobus dem Alteren, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kaprun tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ischgl to Kaprun in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ischgl in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Kaprun, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haus der Natur and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen. Visiting Strandbad Weyregg and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Bachhalm Schokoladenmanufaktur (in Kirchdorf an der Krems), Salzwelten Salzburg (in Hallein) and Hallstatt (Old Town & Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, enjoy breathtaking views from Die Stadtturme Vocklabruck, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Graz, Austria

— 4 nights
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Get outdoors at Bad Weihermuhle Freizeitanlage and Lake Worthersee. Get some cultural insight at Altstadt von Graz and Kunsthaus Koflach. Get out of town with these interesting Graz side-trips: Weingut Taggenbrunn (in Sankt Veit an der Glan), Seebad Lunz Am See (in Lunz am See) and Klagenfurt (Kunstlerhaus, Galerie3, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Uhrturm, look for gifts at Ullis Laden Gifts, browse the different shops at ATRIO Villach, and make a trip to Schlossbergrutsche - The Slide Graz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Graz itinerary maker.

Drive from Salzburg to Graz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Graz, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Graz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Graben and Kohlmarkt and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Klangturm St. Polten (in Sankt Polten) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Time Travel Vienna, make a trip to Stephansplatz, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Graz to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wesselenyi Beach Balatonalmadi and Municipal Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Thermal Lake of Heviz and Margaret Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Keszthely (Nostalgia Museum - Curiosities and Kitsch Museum & Doll Museum Keszthely), Shopping mall Arkad (in Gyor) and Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar, make a trip to New York Palace, steep yourself in history at Citadel, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Budapest sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

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.