3 Days in Vienna: An Ultimate Itinerary For First Time Visitors
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3 Days Vienna Itinerary 

Belvedere Palace, Spanish Riding School, Vienna City Hall, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Museum of Military History and many more.

3 days in Vienna is the ideal amount of time to spend in this beautiful city. The capital of Austria, Vienna, is the cradle of classical music and the location of the rich cultural legacy of the Habsburg dynasty. You can comfortably tour the majority of the top attractions in Vienna in three days. Take in the glistening palaces, art-filled galleries, Baroque streetscapes, majestic monuments, and other lesser known sights at your own pace during your 3 days excursion in the city. 

View panoramic vistas of the city from atop the Belvedere palace or the Danube tower. Visit the many famous historic museums like the Leopold Museum, a one-of-a-kind museum housing masterpieces of Austrian modern art and the Natural history museum which would be loved by history enthusiasts. Three days in Vienna will allow you to take in the city's numerous creative marvels, listen to musical greats, and fall even more in love with this city. 
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Places To Visit In Vienna On Day 1

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Belvedere Palace

  • Belvedere Palace, a UNESCO world heritage listed site is amongst the first places to visit in Vienna in 3 days.
  • The Upper and Lower Belvedere, which were built in the early 18th century, are the two buildings that make up the palace. Additionally, the Upper Belvedere offers a fantastic perspective of the city. 
  • The museum houses several pieces of art, including the world's greatest collection of Klimt paintings as well as pieces by Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, and Cezanne. 
  • The two palaces, which are divided by sloping gardens with statues and a number of water features, are regarded as some of the best examples of Baroque architecture in all of Europe. 

Location
: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Open from 10 am to 6 pm everyday

Entry Fee
: 16 EUR for adults. Free for children below 18
02

St Stephen’s Cathedral

  • The majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral, which houses Vienna's Catholic church, is a short stroll from the Mozarthaus and located in the center of the old town. 
  • Two large towers stand inside the cathedral - the magnificent south tower which is 136 meters tall and 68 meters high north tower, from where you can see beautiful vistas of the city upon climbing them. 
  • The inside of the cathedral is largely decorated in Romanesque and gothic design dating back to the middle ages. 
  • Take note of the ornately decorated roof, which is made up of glazed and painted tiles. 
  • Additionally, you can also visit the Treasury.
Location: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Open everyday from 6 am to 10 pm

Entry Fee
: 5.5 EUR for adults and 3 EUR for children
03

Schonbrunn Palace

  • Visiting the magnificent and royal Schonbrunn Palace is a must when spending 3 days in Vienna.
  • This enormous baroque house, which was discovered in the Vienna suburbs, served as the imperial family's vacation home. 
  • Today, its opulent residential chambers and expansive palace gardens still fascinate tourists. 
  • Take a tour of the insides of the house which has more than 20 rooms including the private room of Franz Joseph and Sisi
  • It is highly recommended to climb the Gloriette for a truly amazing photo opportunity
Location: Schonbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Open everyday from 8 am to 5:30 pm

Entry Fee
: Adults: €16
                  Students (aged 19 – 25) & disabled persons: €14.50
                  Children (aged 6 – 18): €11.50
                   Free admission for children under 6
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Golden Hall

  • A must-see during your 3 days in Vienna is the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, one of the most renowned performing venues in all of Europe. 
  • Every year, the Golden Hall performance of the Vienna Philharmonic on New Year's Day is televised all over the world. 
  • It is a singular architectural and acoustic masterpiece that delights concert guests. 

Location
: Musikverein Vienna: Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna.
05

Historic Coffee Houses

  • Visit the numerous historic coffee houses in the city when wondering what to see in Vienna in 3 days. 
  • Charming as well as cozy, you will find the best of the cakes and coffees at cafes like Cafe central, the most famous of all Vienna coffee houses, Cafe Hawelka, etc.
  • Cafe Imperial, cafe Ritter and Cafe savoy are some other famous cafes that over 100 years old
  • The timeless charm of these coffee houses makes them alive even today.
06

Prater

  • On your journey of 3 days in Vienna, visit the Prater is a sizable, level area of land that occupies almost all of Leopoldstadt Island. 
  • Large tracts of mixed woodland, racetracks, sporting arenas, and a miniature golf course, gardens of beer, a planetarium, an amusement park and the best of all, the famous Vienna's giant Ferris wheel are all present here.
  • The major street, Hauptallee, which is surrounded with chestnut trees, is a fantastic site for a promenade and is a favorite location for biking and jogging. 
Location: 1020 Vienna, Austria
07

Gasthaus Moslinger

  • Gasthaus Moslinger is a cozy restaurant where you may unwind while also being treated to delectable Austrian cuisine. 
  • The environment is authentic and cozy, which has its own allure with the  majority of the rooms having upholstered benches. 
  • The interiors of this welcoming restaurant in Stuwerviertel are decorated with draperies, rugs, and a variety of other items. 
  • The restaurant offers classic Austrian cuisine with a strong regional and traditional influence from the Waldviertel and the AMA Genuss Region Austria.
  • It also serves quality Austrian wine and draft beers.
Location: Stuwerstraße 14/1-5, 1020 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Places To Visit In Vienna On Day 2

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Spanish Riding School

  • One of the best places to visit in Vienna in 3 days is the Spanish Riding school which is home to the Lipizzan horses.
  • The winter riding school arena, a specially constructed structure that was constructed in 1729, hosts regular performances by these horses and their riders, focusing on classical dressage.
  • You can even watch the riders and the horses do their daily training exercises on a few mornings in the training arena. 
  • Take a guided tour to see some behind the scenes operations of the Spanish Riding school or go for a private one to meet the horses and get to know them better. 
Location: Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Open everyday from 9 am to 4 pm
09

Leopold Museum

  • The Leopold Museum is a one-of-a-kind repository of Vienna Workshop, Expressionist, and art nouveau works. 
  • The museum displays hundreds of masterpieces of Austrian modern art that the ardent art admirer Dr. Rudolf Leopold gathered. 
  • The most popular museum in the city's most upscale cultural district, the Museums Quarter, contains the largest and the most important Egon Schiele collection in the world.
  • It also houses the masterpieces by Gustav Klimt, the founder of the Vienna Secession movement

Location
: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Open everyday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Sunday
10

Kunsthistorisches Museum

  • Probably the most grand of all Austria’s museums is the Kunsthistorisches Museum housed in a lavish palace.
  • The Kunsthistorisches, Vienna's Louvre, first opened its doors in 1891. The museum is among the finest art museums in the entire world. 
  • It is made up of pieces from the illustrious Habsburg art collection that was assembled by emperors. 
  • The elaborate facade, the imposing stairs, immaculate gardens and marble floors are some of the main highlights of the museum.
Location:  Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Tuesday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm; Thursday – 10 am to 9 pm; Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee
: 16 EUR for adults. Free for children below 19
11

Vienna's Museum Quarter

  • The Museum Quarter, which opened in 2001, is known as Vienna's "urban living room." 
  • It is not just one of the largest venues in the world for modern art and culture, but also a tranquil haven located in the middle of Vienna. 
  • Fans of graffiti will like the gritty Street Art Passage that surrounds the Museum's quarter galleries. 
  • A wide range of cultural activities, recreational places, interior courtyards, cafés, and stores are available here. 
  • If you're a culture vulture, this cultural square has a lot to offer. 

Location
: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
12

Museum Of Natural History

  • Amongst the best places to visit in Vienna in 3 days is the Natural History Museum housing fossils, dinosaurs and other natural history items.
  • This is housed in a magnificent structure that was created especially for housing the Habsburg collection and opened as a museum in 1889. 
  • Over 30 million artifacts have been added to the museum's collection since it opened 250 years ago, making for an astounding visit. 
  • For history enthusiasts, the Natural History Museum houses numerous objects such as  Dinosaur skeletons and solar system history exhibits.
Location: Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timings
: Thu-Mon: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM. Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Closed on Tuesday.

Entry Fee
: Adult – 14 EUR. Children under 19 – Free entry
13

Hundertwasserhaus

  • One of the most unique places to visit in Vienna in 3 days is Hundertwasserhaus, a colorful public housing unit created by the famous Austrian painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 
  • In contrast to black and gold, Hundertwasser's buildings have brilliant colors, undulating floors, a striking lack of straight lines, and extremely experimental, Gaudi-like designs. 
  • One of the most notable structures in the city, it features an oriel window, a rainbow patchwork exterior, and unplanned vegetation.
Location: Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Wien, Austria

Timings
: From 10 am to 6 pm
14

Santos Neubaul

  • One of the best restaurants on the list of what to see in Vienna in 3 days is Santos Neubau, a Mexican grill restaurant with a modern bar culture. 
  • It offers a large selection of vegan and gluten-free dishes alongside its Mexican cuisine. 
  • In addition, there is a wide variety of traditional and street cuisine, such as tacos, burritos, and hamburgers, as well as happy hour drinks. 
Location: Siebensterngasse 14, 1070 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Open from 4 pm to 12 am from Monday to Thursday and till 1 am on Friday. 11 am to 12 am on Saturday and Sunday. 

Places To Visit In Vienna On Day 3

15

Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

  • Built in the Gothic style, the city hall of Vienna or Palace of Justice is amongst the best places to visit in 3 days in Vienna.
  • The palace is incredibly beautiful and totally worth the visit as well as a popular location to take some pretty instagrammable pictures.
  • Depending on the season, there is almost always a market or festival in front of the Rathaus.
Location: Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Closed on Saturday and sunday

Entry Fee:
Free entry
16

St. Peter's Catholic Church

  • One of the most beautiful churches on the list of what to see in Vienna in 3 days is the St. Peter’s Catholic church.
  • The buildings surrounding the church, which occupies a small square, nearly block out its view. 
  • The church's enormous round dome in the color turquoise is its most striking feature. 
  • The lavishly decorated interior of the church exudes pomp and grandeur with its profusion of marble pillars, gilded wood carvings, magnificent stucco, and extravagant murals. 
  • Designed after St. Peter's in Rome, St. Peter's Church was built in the early 18th century.
Location: Petersplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Monday to Friday: 7 am to 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 9 pm

Entry Fee:
Free entry
17

St. Charles Church

  • Topping the list of what to see in Vienna in 3 days is the 18th century Baroque style, St Charles church.
  • It was constructed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, mostly to commemorate the end of the city's plague, and is named for St. Charles, who is renowned as the plague healer. 
  • With its center dome and two spires, the structure is remarkable, and its reflection in the lake in front of it is quite lovely. 
  • The breathtaking frescoes that decorate the interior of the dome of the church are one of its main highlights. You can get a close up view of them by taking an elevator to the top of the dome.
Location: 2nd St, Subbiah Puram, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu 628008

Entry Fee:
8 EUR for adults and free for children below 10 years
18

Danube Tower

  • See the most beautiful views of Vienna from the top of the Danube tower in 3 days in Vienna
  • The highest building in Austria is this tower, which was initially constructed to house the 1964 Vienna Horticultural Show. 
  • You can see the entirety of the city as well as most of the surrounding area very clearly from the viewing platforms, which are located 450 feet above sea level. 
  • Additionally, the tower has two rotating restaurants that would be a suitable location for your evening meal. 
  • At the end of your third day of sightseeing in Vienna, this would also be a fantastic location to catch the sunset.
Location: Donauturmstrasse 8, 1220 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Open everyday from 10 am to 11.30 pm

Entry Fee:
16 EUR for adults and 9.60 EUR for children
19

Austrian Parliament Building

  • One of the most notable buildings to visit in Vienna is the Australian Parliament Building situated along the ring road. 
  • It was built in Neoclassical style in 1883 and was inspired by Greek architecture to honor the birthplace of democracy. 
  • Take a moment to admire the exterior of the structure, which is decorated with more than 100 statues and friezes on every side. 
  • Greek philosophers, authors, politicians, and thinkers are commemorated with sculptures along the two wide ramps that lead to the main entrance.

Location: 
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 6.30 pm; Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. 
20

Museum Of Military History

  • The Museum of Military History unites the histories of technology, science, art, and architecture with those of battle and the military. 
  • It covers the history of the Habsburg Monarchy from the end of the 16th century until 1918, as well as the years after that up to 1945. 
  • The museum's primary areas of interest are the army's function and military history on the high seas. 
  • This phenomenal building is the oldest museum in the city that is worth a visit when spending 3 days in Vienna.

Location:
Arsenal 1, 1030 Wien, Austria

Timings:
Open Monday to sunday from 9 am to 5 pm 

Entry Fee:
For adults 7 EUR and free for children below 19. 

People Also Ask About Vienna

  1. Which are the best places to visit in 3 days in Vienna?

    1. St. Stephen's Cathedral
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    4. Vienna Opera House

  2. Which is the most popular place in Vienna?

    One of the most popular places to visit in 3 days in Vienna is Belvedere Palace, a great place for art enthusiasts. It was Prince Eugene of Savoy's previous home and if you appreciate both history and art, you must not miss the magnificent Belvedere complex. 
  3. What is so special about Vienna?

    One of Europe's most stunning cities is Vienna, which is a fantastic city for sightseeing, dining, and shopping. Vienna provides an amazing fusion of culture, cuisine, and history. Visitors can see some of Europe's most stunning structures, including the Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, and Belvedere Palace. Other well-liked locations that top the list of what to see in Vienna in 3 days include the Stephansdom Cathedral, Vienna State Opera House, and the Prater amusement park. 
  4. What is the best time to visit Vienna?

    Vienna is a great place to visit year round, but to enjoy the pleasant weather, the best time to visit is during the summer months of May and June when it is not too hot with an average temperature of 24 degrees celsius. However, this is also the time when masses of tourists visit Vienna. Thus, if you want to avoid the high season, the best time would be to visit during the spring or autumn months when the crowd is less but often rainy.
  5. How to reach Vienna?

    By Air: Take a flight to Vienna International airport located 16 km outside the city center. 

    By Train: You can reach the city center by taking a City Airport train by nearby cities. The train takes 16 minutes to reach the center. 
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