12 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Vienna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Innsbruck road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Highlights from your plan
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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