12 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

12 days in Austria & Hungary Itinerary

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Klagenfurt, Austria
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Graz, Austria
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Heviz, Hungary
— 1 night
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Balatonfured, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Sopron, Hungary
— 1 night
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Eisenstadt, Austria
— 1 night
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Melk, Austria
— 1 night
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Gmunden, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
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Klagenfurt, Austria — 1 night

City of Culture in the South

Located on Woethersee, Klagenfurt serves as the capital of the federal state of Carinthia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Altes Rathaus, Alter Platz as well as Lake Worthersee. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Altes Rathaus, Alter Platz and then explore the activities along Lake Worthersee.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Klagenfurt road trip planning website.

Rome, Italy to Klagenfurt is an approximately 8-hour car ride. In August, Klagenfurt is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 1 night

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
You've added Altstadt von Graz, Schloss Eggenberg, Uhrturm, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, get to know the fascinating history of Herrengasse, don't miss a visit to Uhrturm, then walk around Schloss Eggenberg, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Graz visit website.

Getting from Klagenfurt to Graz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Graz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Heviz.
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Heviz, Hungary — 1 night

Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): test the waters at Thermal Lake of Heviz.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Heviz trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Graz to Heviz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Balatonfured.
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Balatonfured, Hungary — 1 night

Balatonfüred is a popular resort town in Veszprém county, in Hungary, with a population of 13,000, situated on the northern shore of Lake Balaton. On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruins of the Pauline Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Kinizsi Castle, then contemplate the long history of Bences Apatsag, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Via Dolorosa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Balatonfured visit planner.

You can drive from Heviz to Balatonfured in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, then head off the coast to Margaret Island, and finally make a splash at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Balatonfured to Budapest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sopron.
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Sopron, Hungary — 1 night

Sopron is a city in Hungary on the Austrian border, near the Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.HistoryAncient times-13th centuryWhen the area that is today Western Hungary was a province of the Roman Empire, a city called Scarbantia stood here. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Kohalmy Hunting Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sopron Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Storno House, and finally steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Statue.

To plan Sopron vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Budapest to Sopron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Sopron. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eisenstadt.
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Eisenstadt, Austria — 1 night

Eisenstadt is a city in Austria, the state capital of Burgenland. Rust Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Rust Old Town and then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Eisenstadt planner.

Eisenstadt is just a stone's throw from Sopron. In August in Eisenstadt, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melk.
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Melk, Austria — 1 night

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika Maria Taferl.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melk trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Eisenstadt to Melk takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Eisenstadt in August, expect Melk to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gmunden.
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Gmunden, Austria — 1 night

Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria, Austria in the district of Gmunden. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Oldtimer- und Erlebnismuseum Rund ums Rad, then get to know the fascinating history of Treppelweg entlang der Traun, and then explore the activities along Lake Attersee.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gmunden day trip planning app.

You can drive from Melk to Gmunden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Salzburg on the 16th (Tue).
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gmunden to Salzburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.
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Styria travel guide

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Zipline · Landmarks · Observation Decks
Green Heart of Austria
Welcome to Styria, known as the Green Heart of Austria for its vast forests and vineyards. This castle-dotted province provides a suitable destination for skiing, hiking, and traditional Austrian festivities. What sets this state apart from the rest is that 60 percent of its land is covered in woodlands, making it the greenest province in Austria. Experience wine tasting along the region's famous southern vineyards, tour its mountains and valleys, and meet the locals in its laid-back towns.
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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Central Transdanubia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards
As the birthplace of Hungary's history, Central Transdanubia celebrates its royal heritage and historical sites. View Hungary from the Middle Ages as you explore the cathedrals, chapels, castles, fortresses, and ruins from medieval times. Situated between the Danube River and Lake Balaton, the waters here are used for many sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, and fishing. The rolling hills and gentle valleys make this region popular for wine production; many cellars offer tours and tastings of authentic Hungarian wines.
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Central Hungary travel guide

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Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Home to many of the country's main attractions, Central Hungary offers a multitude of educational attractions like museums and exhibitions. The region also draws tourists for its cultural attractions like opera houses and galleries, as well as its architectural sights, including basilicas, churches, and bridges. Pest County, the only county within this region, contains the country's capital and most of the other tourist areas in the nation. For those looking to experience the natural surroundings of Hungary, the Pilis Mountains offer many trails for hiking and mountain biking.
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Burgenland travel guide

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Factory Outlets · Theme Parks · Spas

Lower Austria travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Specialty Museums
The country's largest province, Lower Austria, offers tourists a taste of Austrian history, culture, and scenery. This region is actually situated in the northernmost part of the country, but was named for its location downriver along the Danube. Take part in outdoor recreation or relax at a top-quality vineyard. Like much of Austria, this region hosts forests and mountains and is dotted with castles and lakes. Additional attractions include museums of traditional handicrafts, a historical abbey, and the nation's newest capital town.
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Upper Austria travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Celebrate regional traditions and culture in Upper Austria, studded with castles, bike trails, and renowned museums. The region is quieter than many tourist centers in the country, and locals prefer it that way. This hidden gem may not have as many big-name attractions as other Austrian regions, but medieval villages, charming landscapes, modern galleries, and old-world cafes make visitors happy that they've wandered off the beaten path. For an Austrian adventure, stop by state's capital and artistic center, Linz, and enjoy other sights along the Danube River.
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Salzburg Region travel guide

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Castles · Historic Sites · Gardens
Salzburg Region, known as Salzburgerland, sits in the heart of Austria, but has a distinct culture and history that sets it apart from the rest of the country. Due to centuries as an independent Prince-Bishopric, this area stretching along the Salzach River offers different traditions for tourists to explore. Icons of high culture--including Mozart, the Salzburg Festival, and the play "Everyman"--draw visitors, as do rural Alpine lakes and Europe's highest waterfalls. Like other parts of Austria, this region offers a plethora of urban entertainment, historical sites, and outdoor activities.
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