6 days in Austria & Budapest Itinerary

6 days in Austria & Budapest Itinerary

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6 days in Austria & Budapest Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

London, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from London to Salzburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Triassic Park
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Triassic Park ©
Triassic Park

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna holiday planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 15th (Wed), snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. On your second day here, test the waters at a local thermal spa and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour builder .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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