29 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Austria Itinerary

29 days in Hungary, Slovakia & Austria Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 1 night
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Klagenfurt, Austria
— 1 night
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Miniversum Budapest are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), make a trip to Heroes' Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

London, UK to Budapest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Budapest. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Eger, Hungary

— 5 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Szalajka Valley and Minorita Templom. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eger Castle and The Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Szentharomsag Church (in Miskolc) and Dereszla Pinceszet (in Bodrogkeresztur). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Varos a Varos Alatt, learn about winemaking at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, savor the flavors at Valley of the Beautiful Women, and see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Eger visit planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Eger takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Eger are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Strbske Pleso.

Things to do in Eger

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gerlachovsky Stit, identify plant and animal life at Koprovsky stit, then appreciate the history behind Monument to victims of SNP, then identify plant and animal life at Strbske Pleso Lake, and finally explore the activities along Jazierka lasky. On your second day here, trek along Predne Solisko.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Strbske Pleso trip planner.

Drive from Eger to Strbske Pleso in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, don't miss a visit to Hlavne Namestie, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then stop by Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Hall.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip site.

Traveling by car from Strbske Pleso to Bratislava takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Albertina and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip app.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Graz, Austria

— 1 night
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Graz day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Graz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Klagenfurt.

Things to do in Graz

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Klagenfurt, Austria

— 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Klagenfurt Kinomuseum, examine the collection at Minimundus, then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee, and finally shop like a local with Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Klagenfurt trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Graz to Klagenfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Klagenfurt

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Zell am See, Austria

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wagrain Grafenberg and then take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Erlebniswelt Tauerngold.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zell am See using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Klagenfurt to Zell am See takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

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.
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen and Haus der Natur will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder.

Drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Rosshutte, then fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · 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. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

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.