13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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

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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 3 nights

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Let the collections at Bahnmuseum Albula and National Park Centre capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fluelapass and Davos Klosters Ski Resort. When in St. Moritz, make a side trip to see Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp in Davos Platz, approximately Davos Platz away. There's more to do: stop by Metzgerei Plinio and relax in the rural setting at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip planner.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in May, expect St. Moritz to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports
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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 24th (Tue): browse the different shops at EUROPARK, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of local nightlife at Augustiner Braustubl, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarre St. Wolfgang. On your second day here, 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 shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally stop by Swarovski Shop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planning app.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in May, with highs in Salzburg at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kahlenberg and Nationalpark Donau-Auen. Step off the beaten path and head to Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel and Hohe Wand Wiese. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobkowicz Palace and Petrin Tower. Do your shopping at Shop Marionety Truhlar and Artel. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, squeeze the most out of the city with Cayman Travel, browse the different shops at A|X Praha Palladium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Prague day trip app.

Drive from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then explore the galleries of Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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Austria travel guide

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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.
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