11 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online tour builder .

Helsinki, Finland to Zurich is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Zurich. When traveling from Helsinki in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zurich, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally make a trip to Caldera Sculpture.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Salzburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vienna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip planning site .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Prague are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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