10 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Historic Center of Vienna and Schonbrunner Gardens will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna sightseeing planning app.

Chandigarh, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Vienna. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Hallstatt, Austria

— 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, stroll through Badestrand Hallstatt, then stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt road trip planning site.

Drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg journey planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 22nd (Wed), browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich route maker site.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.