24 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

24 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna International Airport, Drive to Sankt Polten
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Sankt Polten, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Linz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Weiden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 12 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Sankt Polten, Austria

— 1 night
Sankt Pölten, mostly abbreviated to the official name St. On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Diozesanmuseums St. Polten, pause for some serene contemplation at Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, get a new perspective on nature at Stadtmuseum Sankt Pölten, then examine the collection at Verein Wilhelmsburger Geschirr Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche Und Franziskanerkloster, and finally admire the striking features of St.Pölten Rathausplatz Weihnachtsmarkt.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sankt Polten day trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sankt Polten is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Sankt Polten due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in March; daily highs in Sankt Polten reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Linz.

Things to do in Sankt Polten

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Linz, Austria

— 2 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alter Dom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustiner Chorherrenstift Sankt Florian, get engrossed in the history at Voestalpine, then examine the collection at Museum Mechanische Klangfabrik, then see the interesting displays at Textiles Zentrum Haslach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at PlusCity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Martinskirche, then make a trip to Postlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika Sieben Schmerzen Maria, then get outside with Grottenbahn, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hohenrausch 2021.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Linz trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sankt Polten to Linz takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Regensburg.

Things to do in Linz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Regensburg, Germany

— 1 night
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Regensburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Linz to Regensburg takes 3 hours. In March in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll set off for Weiden on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Weiden, Germany

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Ruine Weissenstein and Musikinstrumenten Museum. Museum for Cultural and Military History Grafenwoehr and Erika Fuchs Haus Museum fur Comic und Sprachkunst will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weiden: Wiesenttal (Binghohle & Burgruine Neideck), Burg Gossweinstein (in Gossweinstein) and Oswaldhohle (in Muggendorf).

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Weiden trip planner.

Drive from Regensburg to Weiden in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Karlovy Vary.

Things to do in Weiden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

— 12 nights
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Visit Kladruby Monastery and Church of St. Joachim for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hop Museum and JK CLASSICS Muzeum americkych historickych automobilu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Karlovy Vary: Osek Monastery (in Osek), Kostel svatého Mikuláše (in Louny) and Czech Railways Museum (in Luzna). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bozidarske Raseliniste. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hot Spring Colonnade, explore the historical opulence of Castle Horsovsky Tyn, see the interesting displays at PASK Klatovy, and trek along Geologický park.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Karlovy Vary trip planning tool.

You can drive from Weiden to Karlovy Vary in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Karlovy Vary are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Roman City Carnuntum and Hofmobiliendepot - Imperial Furniture Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael's Church and Donaukanal. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum Carnuntinum (in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg) and Burg Liechtenstein (in Maria Enzersdorf). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Vienna Woods, pause for some serene contemplation at Griechenkirche zur heiligen Dreifaltigkeit, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minoritenkirche, and examine the collection at Bank Austria Kunstforum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary builder app.

Getting from Karlovy Vary to Vienna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karlovy Vary in March: highs in Vienna hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.