15 days in Austria, Switzerland & France Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
8
Lyon, France
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, thensee the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna route planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos in May, things will get much colder in Vienna: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), shop like a local with Getreidegasse, thensteep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker site.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the galleries of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums
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Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, thentake a tour by water with Hang Gliding Interlaken, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Bern
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Hang Gliding Interlaken ©
Hang Gliding Interlaken
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Place de la Bastille.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

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