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6 Awesome Day Trips From Vienna That You Will Love

What day trips can you do from Vienna?

Are you visiting Vienna for a few days or just have some spare time and wondering what to do?

Then this article is for you!

If you are looking for some inspiration, below you will find a list with daily trips from Vienna and things to do in and outside Austria.

Day trips are an amazing way to visit a new city or place in a short period of time and make some new memories.

Thanks to the Vienna favorable location, there are a number of wonderful cities to see and things to do around Vienna, even in winter.  


Here are our favorite day trips from Vienna:

Danube Valley Day Trip

The Danube Valley is loved by many locals and tourists especially for its beautiful views and vineyards. Visit the wonderful Wachau in a day trip to enjoy the Melk Abbey, stroll the streets of Melk city, have romantic vineyards views and take a walk in the famous Dürnstein. Our special tip for you is to try the extremely juicy apricots, that are typical for the Wachau valley.

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Hallstatt Day Trip

Have you ever wondered what is the most picturesque place near Vienna?

If so, you definitely have to visit Hallstatt.

Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and lake, the iconic Hallstatt is located in the Austrian Salzkammergut. Looking at the beautiful wooden houses covered with snow is what makes Hallstatt one of the most wonderful day trips from Vienna in winter. It is important to keep on mind that Vienna to Hallstatt is a long day trip, but the views are so much worth it!

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Seegrotte Hinterbrühl Day Trip

If you want a tour near Vienna, then this is a quick one!

Did you know that the largest underground lake in Europe is located near Vienna? Visit the Seegrotte Hinterbrühl, dive into its mystical experiences and take a boat trip inside the lake grotto. If you are wondering what can you combine with Vienna, then make sure you check out this tour.

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Salzburg Day Trip

Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Known as the Mozartstadt, Salzburg is a must visit for everyone who really wants to feel the Austrian culture. Looking at all the beautiful lakes and mountains while travelling across the Salzkammergut is among our favorite things to do on the way to Salzburg. When you arrive in Salzburg, take a walk in the old city center, see the great fortress and if there is enough time enjoy the famous “Sound of Music”.

Can you do Salzburg as a day trip from Vienna? Yes, it is possible and it is a wonderful trip, but of course because of the distance you have to be prepared that the trip will be rather a long one. However, we love it!

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Bratislava Day Trip

Is a day trip to Bratislava from Vienna worth it? If you want to discover a new capital city just on the corner, then an exciting day tour from Vienna to Bratislava, might be exactly what you are looking for. When another important town it’s so close, it is a pity not to get to know it. Jump on the bus, discover the Bratislava historic city center and enjoy a Danube boat trip back to Vienna.

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Budapest Day Trip

Are you still wondering where to go from Vienna? Budapest, the worldwide famous capital of Hungary, located on the Danube is another great historical and cultural highlight close to Vienna. Go on a day trip from Vienna to Budapest and see the Budapest Parliament, the St. Stephen’s Basilica and so much more.

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More Daily Tours from Vienna

Now when you know what cities to visit from Vienna, you can get started making memories for a lifetime.

Find out even more tours and things to do in Vienna.