58 days in Vienna Region & Danube Countries Itinerary

58 days in Vienna Region & Danube Countries Itinerary

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58 days in Vienna Region & Danube Countries Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
8
Szentendre, Hungary
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Graz, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
13
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h
14
Melk, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
15
Krems an der Donau, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
16
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

6
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seegrotte Hinterbruhl as well as Beethovengang. Belvedere Palace and Heeresgeschichtliches Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), get engrossed in the history at Sisi Museum, and make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Vienna due to the time zone difference. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Seegrotte Hinterbruhl
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

8
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hradcany, Havel's Market and Petřín. Visit Staromestske namesti and Rudolfinum for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Vojanovy Sady and Devil's Channel. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, take a stroll through Lesser Town, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and view the masterpieces at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Karlovy Vary.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
nights
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary ©
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
On the 29th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Cat Memorial, stroll through Svatoaske Skaly National Nature Monument, then contemplate the long history of Castle Loket, then see the interesting displays at Moser, and finally trek along Diana Lookout Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Vridelni kolonada.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Karlovy Vary trip maker.

Getting from Prague to Karlovy Vary by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Prague in April; daily highs in Karlovy Vary reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Prague.

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castle Loket
Highlights from your plan
Diana Lookout Tower ©
Diana Lookout Tower
Castle Loket ©
Castle Loket
Svatoaske Skaly National Nature Monument ©

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
You'll explore and learn at Strahov Monastery and Mucha Museum. Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Cafe Slavia are in your itinerary. Enjoy Prague some more: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from Zizkov Televison Tower, explore the world behind art at Narodni Galerie Praha, and stroll around Divoka Sarka.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague vacation website.

Getting from Karlovy Vary to Prague by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Karlovy Vary in April since evenings lows in Prague dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Strahov Monastery
Strahov Monastery
Mucha Museum ©
Mucha Museum

4
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Get some cultural insight at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Popular historic sites such as Cesky Krumlov Castle and Former Fink Cafe are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou) and Budweiser Brewery (Budejovicky Budvar) (in Ceske Budejovice). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, contemplate the long history of Latran houses, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Eggenberg Pivovary, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jost Church.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cesky Krumlov tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

The State Chateau of Hluboká, Budweiser Brewery (Budejovicky Budvar)
Highlights from your plan
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at MuseumsQuartier Wien and Schottenkirche. Let the collections at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial and Haus der Musik Wien capture your imagination. See even more of Vienna: surround yourself with nature on Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, enjoy some diversion at Time Travel Vienna, and walk around Stadtpark.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Haus der Musik Wien ©
Haus der Musik Wien
MuseumsQuartier Wien ©
MuseumsQuartier Wien
Albertina ©
Albertina

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Hősök tere. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, explore the activities along Danube River, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Szentendre.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Széchenyi Thermal Bath ©
Széchenyi Thermal Bath

1
night
Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre ©
The riverside town of Szentendre is an artsy enclave not far from Budapest.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Retro Design Center, head off the coast to Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vác Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Szentendre route builder site.

Szentendre is just a short distance from Budapest. In May in Szentendre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Budapest.

Things to do in Szentendre

Nature Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vác Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) ©
Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
Retro Design Center ©
Retro Design Center
Vác Cathedral ©
Vác Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at soveny aladar teahaz, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest tour planner.

Budapest is just a stone's throw from Szentendre. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Graz.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Koller Gallery ©
Koller Gallery

5
nights
Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rogner Bad Blumau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Altstadt von Graz and Schloss Eggenberg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing and FRida & freD - Das Grazer Kindermuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graz: Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig (in Riegersburg) and Lurgrotte (in Semriach). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Gosting, make a trip to Zentralfriedhof, stop by Island in the Mur, and see the interesting displays at Volkskundemuseum Graz.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Graz visit planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Graz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Graz

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig, Rogner Bad Blumau, Lurgrotte, Oesterreichisches Freilichtmuseum Stuebing
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz

3
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Golfclub Salzkammergut and then see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Graz to Hallstatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

5 Fingers, Golfclub Salzkammergut
Highlights from your plan
Golfclub Salzkammergut ©
Golfclub Salzkammergut
Museum Hallstatt ©
Museum Hallstatt
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visiting Untersberg and Gollinger Wasserfall will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg travel planning site.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Swarovski Kristallwelten has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) and Dom zu St. Jakob. Take a break from the city and head to Zillertal Arena and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump and take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melk.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Zillertal Arena, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen
Highlights from your plan
Zillertal Arena ©
Zillertal Arena
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

2
nights
Melk, Austria

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Burgruine Aggstein, examine the collection at Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz, and then appreciate the views at Wachau Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum Niederoesterreich, explore the historical opulence of Schallaburg, and then steep yourself in history at Melk Abbey.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melk trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Innsbruck to Melk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Innsbruck in June since evenings lows in Melk dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Krems an der Donau.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Spitz, Schallaburg, Wachau Valley, Museum Niederoesterreich
Highlights from your plan
Schallaburg ©
Schallaburg
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley

1
night
Krems an der Donau, Austria

Krems an der Donau
Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. On the 8th (Wed), do a tasting at Weingut Nigl, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, and then examine the collection at Karikaturmuseum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Krems an der Donau online route maker.

You can drive from Melk to Krems an der Donau in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Krems an der Donau are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Krems an der Donau

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Weingut Nigl
Highlights from your plan
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Karikaturmuseum ©
Karikaturmuseum
Weingut Nigl ©
Weingut Nigl

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at The Hofburg, then contemplate the long history of Die Burgkapelle (Home of the Vienna Boys' Choir), and then browse the exhibits of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker website.

Getting from Krems an der Donau to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Krems an der Donau in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vienna, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©

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