10 days in Austria, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

10 days in Austria, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

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10 days in Austria, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Salzburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Salzburg. In August, Salzburg is cooler than Kuwait City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Charles Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then wander the streets of Old Town Square, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in August, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunn Palace, look for gifts at FreyWille, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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