15 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights


Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Jet Boat Interlaken, pick up some new knowledge with Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, and then stop by The Mad Cow. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get your game on at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Interlaken is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Interlaken at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.
Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Classes

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Salzburg.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zurich to Salzburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Vienna, Austria — 5 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at Hofburg.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna attractions planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Petřín, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Vienna in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

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 · Architectural Buildings
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.

Czech Republic travel guide

Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.