8 days in Melk & Vienna Itinerary

8 days in Melk & Vienna Itinerary

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8 days in Melk & Vienna Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Train:  1 h
1
Melk
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Vienna
— 5 nights
End: Vienna

1
night
Melk

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Burgruine Aggstein, stop by Schloss Gobelsburg, then do a tasting at Winzer Krems eG - SANDGRUBE 13 wein.sinn, then see the interesting displays at Karikaturmuseum Krems, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kuenringer Castle. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, look for gifts at Vinothek Wein & Wachau, then contemplate the long history of Melk Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Schallaburg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Artstetten Castle.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melk trip itinerary builder.

Vienna to Melk is an approximately 1-hour car. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Melk

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Side Trips

Krems an der Donau, Schallaburg, Burgruine Duernstein, Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg, Burgruine Aggstein
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Burgruine Aggstein ©
Burgruine Aggstein
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley

5
nights
Vienna

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.
Madame Tussauds Wien has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mariahilfer Strasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Vienna to Alland to see Allander Tropfsteinhohle about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Naschmarkt, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), make a trip to Graben and Kohlmarkt, and take in nature's colorful creations at Schoenbrunn Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna itinerary builder.

Drive from Melk to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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Allander Tropfsteinhohle
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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