8 days in Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

8 days in Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

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8 days in Vienna & Salzburg Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Vienna
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Cedar Rapids

3
nights
Vienna

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.
Attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Rathaus make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, look for gifts at FreyWille, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planning tool .

Cedar Rapids, USA to Vienna is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Cedar Rapids in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

2
nights
Salzburg

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Thu), get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

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