18 days in Austria, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

18 days in Austria, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

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18 days in Austria, Prague & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in September, with highs in Vienna at 24°C and lows at 13°C. You'll set off for Prague on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Tours
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Chamber, Franz Kafka Monument, Prague Castle, and other attractions. Lobkowicz Palace and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Katedrala Svateho Vita and Prague Astronomical Clock. The adventure continues: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Prague tour planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fraulein Maria's Bicycle Tours, Steingasse, Red Bull Hangar-7, and other attractions you added. Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburger Altstadt will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, make a trip to Linzergasse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner .

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt

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Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
You've added Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Schmittenhohe, Light show on the Lake, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zell. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Schmittenhohe, take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), then get outside with See Esplanade, and finally make a trip to Light show on the Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zell am See trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Zell am See

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schonbrunn Palace as well as Prater. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. See even more of Vienna: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna and head outdoors with Donauinsel.

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Traveling by car from Zell am See to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House of Terror Museum, Roman Beach, Matthias Church, and other attractions you added. Halaszbastya and Andrassy Avenue will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Budapest, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip site .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Tours
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