Vienna Itinerary 4 Days
Must-see Places in Vienna in 4 Days
4 Days is a long enough time for you to visit all the must-see places in Vienna, have the best experiences and to make a lot of memories. Below is a list of attractions that you may cover in Vienna in 4 days.
- Schonbrunn Palace
- Tiergarten Schonbrunn
- Vienna State Opera
- Wiener Riesenrad
- Haus Der Musik
- Butterfly House
- Historic Centre Of Vienna
- Belvedere Palace
- Imperial Treasury Of Vienna
- St Stephens Cathedral
- Sisi Museum
- Kunsthistorisches Museum
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4 Days in Vienna - Perfect Holiday Guide
Austria's capital in a fun, relaxing, and laden with rich history and culture. Surrounded by the Austrian Alps, Vienna is scenic as well. Tourists coming to the city can learn about the history and life of the imperial family and visit the city’s top attractions like Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Danube Tower, and Schonbrunn Palace.
How to see Vienna in 4 days?
Here is how you can spend 4 days in Vienna.
Day 1 in Vienna:
Start your day 1 of 4 days in Vienna by talking a walking orientation tour as you pass through narrow alleyways, elegant boulevards, and the city’s many iconic monuments. Get to learn about the royal Habsburg dynasty as you hear the legends of Hero Square and visit many sites of the Second World War. Get to know more about city’s history, architecture, culture, and food as you visit monuments like Imperial Palace, Hero Square with Prince Eugen's and Archduke Charles Monuments, Josef's Square, New Market, and Providence Fountain.
In the afternoon, visit the Schönbrunn Palace. One of the most loved monuments of Austria, this the palace that Franz Joseph once called home. Also, here you can visit the room where Mozart once performed. Dwell deep into the former imperial summer residence are you walk through its formal gardens. Inside the palace, you can visit Great Gallery, the Yellow Salon, and Franz Joseph’s private suite.
In the evening, soak up the rich musical culture of Vienna. Take your seat and watch the Vienna Mozart Orchestra at the Musikverein followed by a 4-course dinner and a carriage ride.
Day 2 in Vienna:
Drive to the Vienna Woods on your day 2. As you drive from the city, pass the Roman city of Baden that is known for its thermal springs. Continue your drive as you pass through the scenic valley of Helenental. Next, Visit the Mayerling Hunting Lodge that is infamous thanks the scandal once rocked the royal family of Austria. It was at this lodge that the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, Crown Prince Rudolph was found dead with his mistress. Later in the afternoon, continue to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz. This monastery is one of the oldest continuously occupied and dates back to the early 12th century. After lunch, visit the Seegrotte for a relaxing boat ride.
Back in the city, spend your evening exploring the food scenes of Vienna. Arrive at the city’s centre – Neubau and sample the coffee, chocolate, and fresh foods from local eateries. Do not forget to try some Viennese dessert Sachertorte, a chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam and chocolate icing.
Day 3 in Vienna:
Set out to explore some more of Austria’s UNESCO-listed highlights on day 3 of your 4-day Vienna tour. Take a day trip to explore Salzburg, the Wachau Valley, and the Salzkammergut on this day. As you start your journey west towards Salzburg, you will pass through the rolling hills and vineyards of UNESCO-listed Wachau. After breakfast, continue to the Salzkammergut region. Admire the many mountains and lakes that featured in The Sound of Music. In the afternoon, arrive at Salzburg. Walk through this town and stop at its many famous monuments like the Cathedral, Mozarteum, and St Peter’s Cemetery. Later in the evening, drive back to Vienna.
Day 4 in Vienna:
On your last day of 4 days in Vienna, visit the romantic Hallstatt and Admont Abbey. Spend this day admiring the Austrian Alps as you pass through the scenic road to read Admont Abbey. This is one of Austria’s oldest abbeys, where the tourists are treated to its grand Baroque architecture and the largest monastic library in the world. Passing through the Salzkammergut yet again, arrive at the village of Hallstatt. Walk through this town as you pass along its beautiful lakefront and medieval half-timbered buildings, before finally arriving at the sparkling Market Square. Later in the evening, drive back to Vienna.
Tours in Vienna Worth Adding to Your 4-Day Trip
The several attractions that Vienna offers will definitely add up to your experience. Hence, without any delay, book some interesting and fun tours such as
Best Hotels in Vienna for 4 Day Trip
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With Less Days in Hand
With More Days in Hand
Holiday of more than 4 days in Vienna can give you freedom to explore the city in detail. Taste the best of life at Vienna. You can explore city on your own or opt for some tours. Check travel ideas for longer holidays like 5 days or 6 days in Vienna here.
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