14 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belvedere Palace and Ringstrasse. Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, steep yourself in history at Chapel of St. Virgil, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Vienna is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Central European Time is minus 6 hours. In August, Vienna is a bit cooler than Yogyakarta - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
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 Basilika St. Michael. Visiting Schmittenhohe and Untersberg will get you outdoors. Step out of Salzburg to go to Werfen and see Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip planning tool .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Basilika St. Michael, Schmitten in Zell am See, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schmitten in Zell am See ©
Schmitten in Zell am See

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nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 9th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Leutascher Geisterklamm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob and then kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord.

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You can take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Leutascher Geisterklamm, Badestrand Achensee Nord
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Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Rhine Falls and Ufschotti Park. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern & The Nine Towers). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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