Vienna: Where To Sleep & What To See In 48 hours

We have recently left the beautiful Vienna wow, what a fabulous place. I was quick to see why this continues to be known at the cultural capital of Europe. With such high recommendations, it was hard to miss this wonderful city on our journey.

Convinced, that this is a MUST SEE destination in Europe it seemed only fitting to put together a guide as to 48 hours in Vienna;

It, therefore, seemed only fitting that we put together our guide of how to spend 48 hours in Vienna;


While we travelled from bordering Bratislava, you can easily get return flights to Vienna for less than £100 from airports across the UK. The flight takes approximately 2 and a half hours, and is a common route for UK based budget airline EasyJet.

The easiest way to find a flight is by using the free flight aggregator website SkyScanner. Alternatively, if you’re like us and plan to travel by coach then you’d be best booking with GoEuro. The website is in English and they compare various coach routes across Europe (and beyond) with a vast number of operators – again, it’s a free to use service.


Hotels in Vienna are plentiful with something for all budgets. We opted to cash in some Avios points and stay in All You Need Hotel Vienna 4

Here’s a list of some of the best value for money hotels in Vienna available right now to book using;


Our hotel was within walking distance of everything we wanted to see during our trip to Vienna, and to reduce our costs we only visited the free attractions within the city. 

However, city cards are available. You can purchase for 24hour, 48hour and 72hour. These each has different benefits and free public transport as well as different discounts into attractions and tours. 

There is also a new card that includes more discounts and bus tours. At the time of writing the card currently costs the following;

In my opinion, I think there is plenty to see and do within Vienna for free, but if you are wanting to see everything you possibly can, I would choose the white card as it included the hop on hop off bus tour which is pricey on their own.

If you are only looking to see one or two particular attractions then I would say this card would not be worth it and you’d be better off buying the attraction tickets individually. 


We had the pleasure of eating, drinking and working in three fabulous places during our time in Vienna. For the remainder we opted for cheap eats from the local supermarket Billa or a fast-food lunch from McDonalds (don’t judge)

If you’re looking to taste traditional Austrian dishes then you’re best off looking for a Wiener Schnitzel. This traditional Austrian dish made with boneless meat thinned with a mallet (escalope-style preparation), and fried with a coating of flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. An is readily available from most restaurants within the centre of Vienna. 

If all this information wasn’t enough, then check out our daily vlog exploring Vienna below, in the meantime be sure to let me know in the comments what you think of Vienna, Austria. 


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