12 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

12 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
— 3 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Miami, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Vienna, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in August: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 80°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme 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.
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. On the next day, get interesting insight from Lake Hallstatt Explorer, don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz, then take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt online trip builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Hallstatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Transportation

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online attractions planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Zurich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.