9 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Salzburg Museum. Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Badestrand Hallstatt in Hallstatt--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg tour planning site .

Getting from Zurich to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

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Badestrand Hallstatt
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Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and finally stop by FreyWille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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