13 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Mariahilfer Strasse. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, find something for the whole family at Prater, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect Vienna to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For shopping fun, head to Getreidegasse or Designer Outlet Salzburg. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Badestrand Hallstatt in Hallstatt, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and make a trip to Linzergasse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Badestrand Hallstatt, Basilika St. Michael
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Getreidegasse ©
Getreidegasse
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 16th (Wed), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, shop like a local with Molitor, get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi, then trek along The Eiger Trail, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Interlaken online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Interlaken takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Eiger Trail, Molitor, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Galerie Wydi ©
Galerie Wydi

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take a stroll through Old Town, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then look for gifts at Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip maker .

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Parks Beaches Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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