15 days in Austria, Budapest & Italy Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights


Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the striking features of Rathaus, and make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker website.

Newark, USA to Vienna is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Budapest.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Fun & Games
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Venice sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Austria travel guide

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.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.