7 days in Austria & Budapest Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights


Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, trek along Lammerklamm, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, then explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

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London, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. In March in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
On the 17th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Schottenkirche, then make a trip to Freyung, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 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 Matthias Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Parks
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Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.