9 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

9 days in Austria, Budapest & Prague Itinerary

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1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel. On your second day here, head off the coast to Margaret Island, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner.

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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nights
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, make a trip to Ringstrasse, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna day trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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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 5th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nejvyssi Purkrabstvi, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Prague day trip planning website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

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