15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Hofburg and Belvedere Palace. Appreciate the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Silberkammer, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Vienna is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in May, expect Vienna to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 1 night
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, then look for gifts at Flauderei, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Appenzell online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In May in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Brienz, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

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You can drive from Appenzell to Interlaken in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix online trip maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Chamonix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. You'll explore and learn at Villa Carlotta and Chiosco Villa Carlotta. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Varenna (Sentiero del Viandante, S. Giovanni Battista, &more), Castello di Vezio (in Vezio) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take an in-depth tour of Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan tour builder site.

Getting from Chamonix to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.