16 days in Austria, Budapest & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Budapest & Munich Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning app.

Porto, Portugal to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in November, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Innsbruck (Town Tower (Stadtturm), The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), &more). There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg travel route builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, walk around English Garden, and steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
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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.