12 days in Austria, Hungary & Munich Itinerary

12 days in Austria, Hungary & Munich Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Eisenstadt, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Eisenstadt, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria

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 traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip tool.

Denver, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vienna, with lows of 0°C. You will leave for Budapest on the 31st (Fri).
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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 31st (Fri), savor the flavors at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre, then explore the world behind art at MikroCsodak Muzeuma, and then examine the collection at Szabó Marzipan Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in sumptuous surroundings at Mandala Day Spa, walk around City Park Városliget, then pause for some serene contemplation at Budatower, and finally learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Eisenstadt.
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Eisenstadt, Austria — 1 night

Eisenstadt is a city in Austria, the state capital of Burgenland. Find out how to plan Eisenstadt trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Eisenstadt takes an hour. Traveling from Vienna in January, you will find days in Eisenstadt are a bit cooler (-2°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). You will leave for Munich on the 3rd (Mon).
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, then admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, and then admire the natural beauty at Hofgarten.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner.

You can drive from Eisenstadt to Munich in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Eisenstadt in January, expect nights in Munich to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at Kommune Gruft, and then look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip builder.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salzburg are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eisenstadt.
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Eisenstadt, Austria — 4 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Weingut Esterhazy and Haydn-Haus Eisenstadt. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Weingut Leo Hillinger and Dom Wiener Neustadt. Change things up with these side-trips from Eisenstadt: Die St. Georgs-Kathedrale (in Wiener Neustadt) and Wander Bertoni's Open-Air Museum (in Winden am See). Enjoy Eisenstadt some more: walk around Schlosspark Eisenstadt, look for gifts at Flohmarkt Eisenstadt, examine the collection at Landesgalerie Burgenland, and admire the landmark architecture of Leopoldinentempel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Eisenstadt trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Eisenstadt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Salzburg in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Eisenstadt, with highs around -2°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

On the 9th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Church, then appreciate the history behind Pestsäule, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anna's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche.

Before you visit Vienna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Eisenstadt to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Eisenstadt in January: highs in Vienna hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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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Hungary travel guide

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Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
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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