whats the best way to see these two places? hiring a car and drive around?
A car is definitely the worst way to see either city. Vienna is small for a big city, but it is still a big city, with most of the sights in the center. A car is far more hassle than it is worth.
Salzburg, while far smaller than Vienna, is the worst Austrian city for driving that I can think of.
Public transport in Vienna is very good. There is also public transport in Salzburg, and many parts are walkable.
Yep. Car for countryside and public transport for cities.
Thank you for your input, certainly helpful.
City Public transport is so efficient for both cities. Just get a map and a travel card. You can plan your own itinerary. It more fun, less hassle and certainly less money.
Got it, thanks for the input.