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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Step off the beaten path and head to Bahnmuseum Albula and Metzgerei Plinio. Escape the urban bustle at Fluelapass and Davos Klosters Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp (in Davos Platz) and National Park Centre (in Zernez). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip itinerary builder site.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in May, with highs in St. Moritz at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the different shops at EUROPARK, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then join in the after-dark buzz at Augustiner Braustubl, and finally pause for some serene contemplation 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 get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally stop by Swarovski Shop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in May: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kahlenberg and Nationalpark Donau-Auen. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel and Hohe Wand Wiese. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna visit planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lobkowicz Palace and Cayman Travel. Head to Shop Marionety Truhlar and B Teamfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, browse the different shops at A|X Praha Palladium, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in June, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the dramatic natural features at 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 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip website.

You can fly from Prague to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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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