12 days in Austria, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

12 days in Austria, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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12 days in Austria, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, then steep yourself in history at Ringstrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mumbai to Vienna, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for slightly colder days in Vienna, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sommerrodelbahn Keltenblitz, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker website .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sommerrodelbahn Keltenblitz
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Leutascher Geisterklamm, then make a trip to Parish Church Of St. Oswald, and then admire the sheer force of Grawa Wasserfall. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Hofgarten, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip maker website .

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Leutascher Geisterklamm, Parish Church Of St. Oswald, Grawa Wasserfall
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Hofgarten ©
Hofgarten
Room Escape Games

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town, then admire the striking features of St. Peterskirche, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, then get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kathedrale St.Gallen, Munot, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen
Botanischer Garten ©
Botanischer Garten

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