Mom and I will arrive in Vienna on Thursday afternoon and will have Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Austria before heading to Dublin. We have an Airbnb in Vienna. I’m having trouble planning activities. We enjoy visiting palaces, but it looks like there are several. Any palace recommendations?
We usually spend the first day of travel using the hop on hop off bus because this gives a good overview of a new city. So potentially, getting on and off the bus at various stops could take up all of Friday. We would like to take the train to Salzburg for a day trip either Saturday or Sunday. I am wondering if we should devote two days to Vienna or possibly take a day trip to Bratislava? Any suggestions for first timers to Austria?
We are possibly interested in the Natural History Museum but will skip the art museums this trip. We like outdoor markets and it looks like there are a few we can check out. Should we do a Danube River cruise? Any must see sights that we shouldn’t miss? I have the Rick Steves Vienna and Salzburg guidebook and the Eyewitness Travel Vienna book, but I am having trouble making a plan and would welcome any suggestions!