12 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

12 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

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

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Chapel of St. Virgil. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Galerie Kaiblinger. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, look for gifts at Xocolat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and shop like a local with Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect nights in Vienna to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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 26th (Thu): shop like a local with Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, thentake in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thensee the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Atelier Thomas Selinger.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Prague.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Katie Feygie Art Gallery. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the views from Charles Bridge, thenadmire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
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Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Koller Gallery and House of Terror Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), look for gifts at Mina Design Store, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. December in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
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Matthias Church

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