Vienna is one of the most magnificent capitals with its old-world charms that can keep you interested in days. However, even if you are short on time, don’t worry; it’s possible to enjoy your every minute in this beautiful place.
If you only have 24 hours in the city, follow our suggestion as below, there are various beautiful places for you to explore and enjoy your trip.
I. Get On An Early Start
If you only have one day to visit Vienna, it’s recommended to get an early start. The city streets are often still empty and quite enchanting to visit around 9 am. The most helpful thing is that almost worth-visiting places are all within walking distance. This is helpful to save you a lot of time.
Another way to get around the city is to use the Hop-on Hop-Off Bus. This kind of bus has two main routes: red and blue. The red is to take a tour around the city center and Danube Island. The blue will go to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.
II. One Day In Vienna Itinerary
It can be hard to decide which famous palaces to visit first in Vienna just for one day. However, there are some excellent and must-visit places you should check out.
1. Belvedere Palace
Belvedere Palace is the perfect choice. Start your trip by visiting the palatial complex Belvedere first in the morning since there are less crowded. The Palace is within walking distance from the city center, so that is an excellent place for your one-day trip.
2. The famous Naschmarkt
The famous Naschmarkt is right next to the Secession Building. This is a famous tradition Viennese market where offers anything from fresh fruit, vegetables to meats, exotic herbs, cheeses, seafood. It’s a great place to grab some brunch before your next stop. However, keep in mind that the market closes on Sunday. It’s challenging to visit all of Vienna’s great attractions in one day.
3. The Karlsplatz
The Karlsplatz is just about a 15-minute walk from the Belvedere Palace. There are many fascinating scenes around the area, but don’t miss out on Karlskirche. This is a great baroque church with a large pool. Just only a block away from the Karlsplatz is the Secession Building. This is the exhibit hall and a great example of Vienna Secession.
4. The Historic Ringstrasse
The best thing is to take a tour of the Ringstrasse. This is a historical avenue placed with some of the most wonderful imperial landmarks, such as the Vienna Town Hall (Wiener Rathaus), Natural History Museum, State Opera, and the Hofburg Palace.
5. Vienna Town Hall
Vienna’s Old Town is on the 1st District surrounded by the Ringstrasse Avenue where architectural heritage and the majority of cultural are located. It’s close to the Climb the South Tower of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral and a wonderful place for some panoramic picturesque city views.
6. Delicious Tradition Viennese Sausage
Don’t bother to find a restaurant to try the famous Viennese sausage Wiener Wurst for lunch. There are many stalls in the Old Town selling these iconic, delicious sausages. Stop at some stalls with the longest queue; you can enjoy a great meal and prepare for the next destination.
7. The Palmenhaus At The Burggarten
If you don’t want to wait in the long queue, check out the Palmenhaus at the Burggarten. This is the unique Viennese coffee house and a restaurant. Coffee House Culture is a big part of the Viennese culture. It is classified as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Austrian inventory. You can check out to Café Sacher or Café Demel; these coffee houses are great places to take a break and enjoy some famous Sacher chocolate cake.
8. Butterfly House
Just within the Palmenhouse, there is the Butterfly House, also known as Schmetterlinghaus. This is an excellent greenhouse with a collection of almost 400 butterflies. This place is perfect for visiting because of its lovely little creatures and pleasant tropical atmosphere.
9. The NeuBau District
NeuBau, the Viennese 7th district, is the most popular local spot and the most exciting space to spend the night in Vienna. This energetic area is packed with stylish cafes, independent boutiques, museums, and art galleries. It offers loads of activities to do in Vienna at night.
10. Vienna At Night
If you’re longing to spend a night at a cozy bar, visit places like R&Bar, The LabelBar, Radio, Le Troquet. You can also find the Dachboden bar on the top floor of the 25 Hour Hotel. This place is excellent to enjoy a fabulous cocktail and a panoramic city view.
This is an easy way to follow an itinerary for the Vienna one-day trip. It will help you decide what to do and to divide your time better in short of travel time. Hopefully, this suggestion enables you to make the most out of your time and trip. Have a great trip and enjoy your time traveling in this brilliant capital of Austria.
Emily Pham was born in Vietnam, a country with many unknown beaches, historic sites, and tourist attractions. She established the blog site vina.com with the purpose of introducing the elegant beauty of Vietnam to friends around the world. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, the blog will provide you with essential information on where to go and what to do in the country.
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24 thoughts on “One Day In Vienna: The Perfect Solo Travel Itinerary”
Schonbrunn Palace is an interesting palace with lots of Austrian history and stunning grounds. In December they have a Christmas market in the front garden. The tour of the palace is incredibly popular so we recommend that you book online in advance to get the time slot you want.
The Sisi Museum at Hofburg Palace is also an absolute must do. For a couple of extra euros you can get the guided tour – it’s well worth doing!!
Amazing places and I will consider these especially, the palace when I’m going there.
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Such a beautiful places. Vienna is in my next bucket list. The Karlsplatz seems a must visit place in Vienna.
The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt
That’s a lot of sightseeing for a day! But I love how you’ve mixed up the restaurant suggestions with eating local from the stalls. And helpful to see how far each place is from the other.
Those places look majestic. I definitely see myself visiting Vienna soon.
Woww! Loved the place. Photos are amazing.
I might be naive but wasn’t there famous composers or was Vienna famous for music? Are there any places to visit in Vienna that is about music?
Vienna is one of the places that I’ve always wanted to visit. The photos are amazing and confirm my desire to travel there.
Belvedere Palace is really really gorgeous. I would love to visit Vienna sometimes and see these exquisite sightseeing attractions by myself.
This is the perfect travel plan for Vienna. Covers all the places worth visiting!
Such a wonderful place in Vienna and I think this is a perfect place for my adventure travel I will put this on my list 🙂
Beautiful Vienna. Makes me want to visit. Great post!
I love the photos this is definitely an amazing place worth visiting
fantastic pics. looks like a great place to visit and have some fun!
I went to Vienna for 3 nights for my birthday last year and you did way more than I did in just 24 hours haha. Well done! Your photos bring back great memories though, so thank you ?
Vienna is such a lovely city, I have been there many times and explored it in depth. Belvedere Castle is wonderful and a great choice over the larger Schonbrunn if you only have one day in Vienna.
My gosh! I should already plan a trip to Europe. I feel so left out. A lot of my friends are exploring Europe already.
Thanks for sharing this article about Vienna. I have always wanted to visit this place since I was a kid.
The Town Hall and the Butterfly House are possibly the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen!
You really made the best out of a short time there.
I really want to visit Vienna. There are so just many things to do there and so much history.