23 days in Austria, Switzerland & France Itinerary

23 days in Austria, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Hyderabad, India

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aisawan Boutique Spa. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Dorotheum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and wander the streets of Mariahilfer Strasse.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna sightseeing planner.

Hyderabad, India to Vienna is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Vienna is minus 4.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in May; daily highs in Vienna reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
StuBay Freizeitcenter has been added to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Markthalle and Einkaufszentrum Sillpark. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hafelekarspitze, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte), and head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

StuBay Freizeitcenter
Highlights from your plan
Markthalle ©
Markthalle
StuBay Freizeitcenter ©
StuBay Freizeitcenter
Speckeria ©
Speckeria

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Wed), browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, then look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Do your shopping at La Chocolaterie de Geneve and Manor Geneve. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne) and Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, make a trip to The Flower Clock, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale de Lausanne, Montreux Lakeside
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
La Chocolaterie de Geneve ©
La Chocolaterie de Geneve
Manor Geneve ©
Manor Geneve

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Vergeron and Plage de Gigaro. Head to La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleyafor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Geneva in May since evenings lows in Nice dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, La Croix-Valmer, La Ponche Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

5
nights
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've added Villa Thalgo, Midnight In Paris On Wheels, Hard Rock Cafe Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through 9th Arrondissement, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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