I'm reaching Vienna by train on 28th September (Friday) around noon, and departing, again by train, on 30th September (Sunday) around 9 AM. I'm staying in the Wieden area, about 1.5 kms from Wien Hbf, and reasonably close to Nashmarkt and Karlskirche.
I've made a rough itinerary for my visit, and would appreciate your feedback. To avoid overplanning, I've kept the evenings free to explore any cultural events which may be happening at the time, and your recommendations are welcome.
12:00 PM - Reach Wien Hbf
1:00 PM - Albertina (I think they have an ongoing Monet Exhibition which seems interesting)
3:00 PM - Airbnb check-in
4:00 PM - Visit a cafe
5:00 PM - Good Vienna Walking Tour (from Opera House)
Not sure if my Airbnb will allow for an early check-in. If not, then given that I would have a suitcase and a small backpack, I would either have to use the lockers at the railway station or at the Albertina (their website indicates they have one).
7:00 AM - Breakfast at Nashmarkt (or it too early? Perhaps a different Cafe)
8:00 AM - Schoenbrunn Palace (Perhaps the Grand Tour EUR 17.5 w/ audioguide - should I pre-book?)
12:00 PM - St. Stephen's Cathedral
1:30 PM - Lunch (Perhaps Plachutta? I've heard the name mentioned on some guides)
3:00 PM - Karlskirche (St. Charles Church)
7:30 PM Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna National Opera) (standing ticket, if I can't find other options for the evening. I'm not well-versed with classical music, only a little bit of exposure. More about the experience, and I'm told the building itself is magnificent)
Hundertwaasenhaus buildings seem really fascinating, but other than that, the time between 3-7:30 PM is essentially to look at buildings I might have seen during the walking tour and want to go inside.
Given the short duration of my trip, I'm wary of spending too much time inside museums, which is why Belvedere isn't on this draft itinerary.
I wasn't planning on taking full day metro passes, just individual tickets for journeys which might be a bit too long to walk (Schoenbrunn might be one). Please let me know if this makes sense.
Thanks in advance for your help.