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Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

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Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

My husband and I will be traveling through the Bavarian and Austrian Alps in mid-September. We are finished the trip with four nights and 3 days in Vienna. Is it worth splitting up Vienna to go to Budapest? Two nights in each, but only 1.5 days each (days shorter due to travel) and flying out of Budapest.

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1. Re: Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

1.5 days in Vienna allows to see not a lot and is a rush. Depends on your style of holiday and your interests. For me less is more instead of rushing through cities.

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2. Re: Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

Take time to smell the roses, as the expression goes.

Vienna deserves and needs as much time as possible. Skip Budapest, this trip.

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3. Re: Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

Fully agree with Salzburger67 and Castleblanca. Both Vienna and Budapest are major cities that demand a reasonable time even to scratch the surface. We get people on long layovers at Vienna airport who get nearly as much time in Vienna as you are proposing! Pick one or other city (of course I favour Vienna) and devote the full four nights to it.

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4. Re: Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

If that''s all the time you've got, pick just one. And Vienna being closer and less travel time would get my vote. While Budapst was a surprise packet that we absolutely loved, splitting your time like this won't do either city justice.

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5. Re: Austrian Alps/Vienna and time for Budapest?

Definately stay in Vienna..and be sure you're visiting Budapest in the future!


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