13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights


St. Moritz, Switzerland — 3 nights

Let the collections at National Park Centre and Bahnmuseum Albula capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fluelapass and Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp. Step out of St. Moritz with an excursion to Davos Klosters Ski Resort in Davos Platz--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch and look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio.

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Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the different shops at EUROPARK, admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then raise your glass at Augustiner Braustubl, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarre St. Wolfgang. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, revel in the low prices at Designer Outlet Salzburg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally stop by Swarovski Shop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary builder.

Getting from St. Moritz to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from St. Moritz in September, you will find days in Salzburg are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahlenberg and Hohe Wand Wiese. Take a break from the city and head to Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel and Nationalpark Donau-Auen. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

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Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Prague.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lobkowicz Palace and B Team. Head to Shop Marionety Truhlar and A|X Praha Palladiumfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, squeeze the most out of the city with Cayman Travel, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Prague journey planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, and finally engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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.

Austria travel guide

Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.