14 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Vienna, Austria


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2
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schoenbrunn Palace. Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kunsthistorisches Museum and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lainzer Tiergarten.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerery planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brasilia, Brazil to Vienna. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Brasilia in September, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun). Get outdoors at Ramsau Beach and Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Schmittenhohe (in Zell am See) and Hallstatt (Salzwelten Hallstatt & Hallstatt Viewing Platform).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Ramsau Beach, Schmitten in Zell am See
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Schmitten in Zell am See ©
Schmitten in Zell am See

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Ambras Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites
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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Einsteinhaus, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, and finally see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum. On your second day here, take a stroll through Matte, explore the activities along Thunersee, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bern travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Innsbruck to Bern. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Lac de Neuchatel, Thunersee
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Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Museum HR Giger ©
Museum HR Giger
Thunersee ©
Thunersee

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through First, get outside with Schilthorn, and then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Harderkulm, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-First, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Relax by the water at Seebad Katzensee and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Visiting Lake Zurich and Mt. Rigi will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument (in Lucerne) and Rheinfall (in Neuhausen). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip generator.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Rigi ©
Rigi
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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