15 days in Austria, Switzerland & France Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 1 night
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Pertisau, Austria
— 1 night
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Maienfeld, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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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 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Salzburg is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dammam in June, with highs in Salzburg at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zell am See.
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Zell am See, Austria — 1 night

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 26th (Sun), head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then hone your skills at FROST, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zell.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zell am See holiday planning tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Zell am See in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Zell am See sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pertisau.
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Pertisau, Austria — 1 night

On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord, get outside with Karwendel Bergbahn, and then explore the activities along Achensee.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pertisau trip itinerary website.

Drive from Zell am See to Pertisau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maienfeld.
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Maienfeld, Switzerland — 1 night

Maienfeld is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg and then make a trip to Kirchturm Heiden.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maienfeld road trip app.

Drive from Pertisau to Maienfeld in 3 hours. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Interlaken.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken travel route planner.

Drive from Maienfeld to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 1 night

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Europe.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Annecy trip website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Annecy in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip builder site.

You can fly from Annecy to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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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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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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