10 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: George, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: George, South Africa

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Lake Zurich (in Zurich). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, make a trip to The Nine Towers, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker app.

George, South Africa to Lucerne is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from George to Lucerne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from George in June, with highs in Lucerne at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz, Lake Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, thenexplore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenshop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, thenget great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Salzburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna vacation planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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