Looking for 2 days in Vienna itinerary? I got you! Vienna is the capital city of Austria which is nothing short of beauty and glamour. The city hosts a lot of heritage sites and is regarded as the wine capital because Vienna is the only capital city in the world to produce significant quantities of wine within its city limits! If you like modern feel meshed with historical bargains, then this is the city you must visit. The city is highly cultured and will leave you feeling more in touch with your kindred spirit.

2 days in Vienna travel guide

In Vienna, most people speak German, but you will find a few English Native Speakers around the city. You can learn a phrase or two in German just to receive the warmth from the locals. The city is regarded as the most peaceful country globally. Therefore, ladies do not need to worry while touring this great city. There is a very minimal crime rate; it is hardly ever a topic of discussion. That said, let’s start this 2 days in Vienna itinerary with some travel tips.

2 days in vienna
2 days in vienna

How to get to Vienna?

The best way to get to Vienna is through trains or flight. The capital is very well connected and fosters easy transportation to and from the city. Many people prefer travelling to Vienna by train, especially if they are from Europe. The train services are very reliable and efficient.

By Air

If you are travelling from the U.S, then a direct flight is an excellent option for you. There are only five cities that have this ability; most cities will require you to connect. You can use the Austrian or the United flights.

If you are coming from Canada, you can use flights from Montreal and Toronto.

When it comes to Australia, there are no direct flights. The leading airlines that go to Vienna are Emirates and Qantas.

When in Europe you will have varied options that cater to transport. There are direct flights from major airports in the U.K. There are many low-cost airlines from EasyJet, Ryanair and Jet2.

By Train

The central railway station of the capital is Wien Hauptbahnhof which is the most connected internationally. It is convenient to use and can be accessed from Budapest, Prague and Bratislava. The city’s excellent transport system will get you around quickly.

By Bus

They are a lot cheaper compare to train or flights. It will take more hours to arrive at your destination but the bus stations are easily accessible.

How many days in Vienna?

Although you could spend weeks and months in this pretty city, if you are on a time constraint I recommend 2 days is a minimum. That way, at least one day in Vienna you can explore the main attractions and the second day perhaps consider one of the day trips from Vienna. (more on that below)

Where to stay in Vienna?

Of course, you can stay in hotels in Vienna but they are super expensive. Hence I recommend Airbnb as they provide privacy, comfort, and a clean environment also but at a slightly less price. And the best part is you could be staying right in the old town – the Innere Stadt, around Stephansplatz, the city center or at some of the best neighborhoods in Vienna. Such as MuseumsQuartier, Donaukanal, Mariahilf and Neubau, Prater, and Praterstern or Donau & Donauinsel.

Here’s a $76 Airbnb discount for your first booking with Airbnb. Open a new Airbnb account with a new email and enjoy a nearly $100 discount!

When is the best time to visit Vienna?

The best time to travel to Vienna is either the Spring or Autumn (April to May and September to October respectively). The city has excellent weather, and it is not as crowded as it would be in the summer which falls between June and August.

Do you need a visa to travel to Vienna?

If you have an Australian passport, you do not need to apply for a visa to visit the Schengen countries for a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period. The 90 days can be used either for one long stay or several shorter stays. Hence, you can stay up to 90 days without Visa in Austria if you have an Aussie passport.
If you are from other countries please check with the Austria Embassy or consulate for your visa requirements.

Travel Hack

As a solo traveler, this is the best trip you will ever take as it is easier to navigate the city. The city is made for walking- the narrow streets are very endearing. Vienna is not the cheapest city in the world, but it has the best attractions. Get the Vienna Pass which will assist you in getting around easily and you can choose the number of days you need the pass for. It will give you free entry to the most popular sites. The convenience will save you time and money also.

Alternatively, get the Vienna city card to get around Vienna. You can enjoy Vienna at your own pace and explore the city with included public transportation and a 1-day Hop-On/Hop-Off Big Bus tour. Experience an interesting city tour and countless discounts at popular and famous leisure facilities and restaurants.

Day one of two days in Vienna Itinerary

horse carts in vienna

This day is meant for enjoying the rich culture of the city. We get to explore the most exquisite details of the capital.

The Walking Tour

Nothing captures the beauty of an area than a short stroll around the city. There is the Welcome Vienna walking tour that will keep you entertained and bewildered. There many other walking tours available as well.

Just remember to tip the guide at the end of the stroll. No matter which tour you join, some of the highlights that you must see are Vienna State Opera house, Spanish riding school, Welt museum, giant Ferris wheel, natural history museum, Belvedere Palace, Schonbrunn Palace, and others. You can also ask for local tips from the guides.

The Magic Vienna History Tour

2 days in Vienna

The historic center of Vienna was added to the Unesco World Heritage list in 2017. This is one of the most toured places in Vienna. It is bound to get flooded with tourists, buying a ticket in advance is recommended. The tour is concise, lasts about 2 hours, but it is very insightful. There are 5D cinemas and animated mannequins that mimic the historical celebrities plus many more surprises. Time Travel Vienna is also recommended for some local history education.

Reality Museum

This is not as old as most museums you may know, but it is definitely worth the time. You will be required to download an app for the eccentricities. The 3D pictures are mind-blowing, and you can record your own videos through the app.

Lunch In Vienna

The best part of Vienna is the accessibility to great food. So on this Vienna 2 day itinerary, you must visit and dine the Australian food. There are many restaurants and cafes at the capital. There are all types of foods, as well as many culinary Viennese dishes. There is Schnitzelsemmel, Leberkäse, Griessnockerlsuppe, Frittatensuppe and much more.

Austrian Library

This one of the best Baroque libraries in Europe. The library is not popular with books as it is with architecture. There are endless creative paintings and decorations throughout the building.

Hofburg Palace

As you exit the library, you will walk right into the palace. Currently, it serves as the office and home of the president of Austria. You will find exotic pieces here from the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments and The Silver Collection.

The State Opera House

You cannot go to Vienna without seeing the magnificent Opera. The décor and the vastness of the area are simply ecstatic. You can easily get lost in the intricacies, make sure you mark your seat with a scarf. This is a great way to conclude day one in Vienna.

Day 2 of 2 days in Vienna Itinerary

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Vienna House of Music

On this second day itinerary, you can start exploring Vienna from the Vienna house of music. Vienna is the classical music capital of the globe, which makes it a perfect place to begin the day. There is a lot of information regarding Vienna’s musical history. There is a floor that acts as a cenosphere, and it absorbs and reflects very mind-blowing noise.

Ethnographic Museum

Weltmuseum, which translates to the World Museum, is one of the best sites in Vienna. It has information on how people used to live in the past. It has 14 different galleries on the second floor showcasing different parts of the world.

Lunch at Naschmarkt Area

This is just a few minutes walk from Weltmuseum. It has over 100 stands of food and can get crowded. If you are hungry, this is where you should go. The food is affordable, and there is variety.

Vienna Museum of Applied Arts

If you like designs, then consider passing by here. The Museum’s intricate designs are a significant highlight of the trip. You will find The Asian Collection, Viennese Style Art Nouveau, the Baroque, Rococo and the Classicism Rooms. It is truly the adventure of a lifetime.

Evening city river cruise

After a long day, you will want to unwind on this river cruise. The city is punctuated with beautiful starry lights that will help you relax. There are many options for cruising all at a different rate.

Day trip in Vienna

If you feel like you want to explore a bit outside the hustle and bustle of the city, here are the day trips I recommend that are perfect for Vienna in two days. Such as a day trip to Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Lainzer Wildlife Park, Melk Abbey, Klosterneuburg Abbey, Danube Valley, or The Roman Town of Carnuntum.

I hope this 2 days in Vienna itinerary gave you an idea and insight into what to do in Vienna in 2 days and also how to do it!

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