14 days in Hungary, Austria & Prague Itinerary

14 days in Hungary, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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14 days in Hungary, Austria & Prague Itinerary

San Francisco, United States
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco, United States

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online itinerary creator.

San Francisco, USA to Budapest is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Budapest is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

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Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church
Dohány Street Synagogue

3
days
Vienna, Austria

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Burggarten. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Schoenbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Judenplatz, and explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

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You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace
Museum Judenplatz

2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then contemplate the long history of Mozart-Wohnhaus, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Prague.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)

4
days
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Get some historical perspective at Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, take a stroll through Mala strana, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and make a trip to Old Town (Stare Mesto).

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Prague Castle
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Old Town Square

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