5 days in Austria, Budapest & Vaduz Itinerary

5 days in Austria, Budapest & Vaduz Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 day
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 13th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, walk around Margaret Island, and then see the interesting displays at Budapest Pinball Museum. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, and then ponder the design of Music Fountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip tool.

Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then make a trip to Peterskirche.

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

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Baggersee Rossau, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 day
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Vogelparadies Birka, then stroll around Ruggeller Riet Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and finally stroll through Galina Falcon Center.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaduz day trip site.

Getting from Innsbruck to Vaduz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Vaduz

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.