13 days in Austria, Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

13 days in Austria, Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

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13 days in Austria, Switzerland & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Dorotheum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take a stroll through Mariahilfer Strasse, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Vienna is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Vienna are cooler (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Residenzgalerie Salzburg and Atelier Thomas Selinger. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Hallstatt to see Badestrand Hallstatt about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), look for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

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Badestrand Hallstatt
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
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Mozarts Geburtshaus

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then look for gifts at Barenland, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then take in the exciting artwork at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich visit planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
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Old Town
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection ©

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and Lobkowicz Palace. Visit Prague Castle and Schwarzenberg Palace for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, take in the exciting artwork at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, and look for gifts at Artel.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague itinerary planner.

Fly from Zurich to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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