14 days in Switzerland, France & Austria Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, France & Austria Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Pierrefonds and Musee Rodin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disney Village about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, look for gifts at Berthillon, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker app.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disney Village, Chateau de Pierrefonds
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau, then look for gifts at Place des Halles, and then take a stroll through La Petite France.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Place des Halles ©
Place des Halles
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, look for gifts at Max Chocolatier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally contemplate the long history of Museggmauer.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Lucerne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in July, expect nights in Lucerne to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 15th (Fri), stop by Mad Cow and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken journey website.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Shopping
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Sat), stop by Confiserie Sprungli and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Sun), visit Steingasse, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Salzburg, admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, then examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Zurich to Salzburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zoo Salzburg, Gollinger Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) ©
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
Untersberg
Untersberg

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Graben and Kohlmarkt and Stadtpark. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, look for gifts at Zuckerlwerkstatt Vienna, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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