12 days in Austria, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

12 days in Austria, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of State Hall of the Austrian National Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, examine the collection at The Hofburg, make a trip to Rathausplatz, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Vienna is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in June, you will find days in Vienna are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Salzburg, Austria

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 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sommerrodelbahn Keltenblitz, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick 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. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Hofgarten, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 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 · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip maker.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.