15 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and Billa Corso im Herrnhuterhaus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), and explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning website.

Hyderabad, India to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Vienna. Traveling from Hyderabad in June, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For shopping fun, head to Residenzgalerie Salzburg or Getreidegasse. Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and The Selinger will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Georgs Kirche.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, hit the slopes at Rosshutte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord and then identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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 14th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Altstadt Luzern. Explore hidden gems such as Uetliberg Mountain and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lucerne Station & Kunsthalle Luzern). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and stop by CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.