16 days in France, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

16 days in France, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Subway + Train + Bus:  10 h 15 min
8
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
+6
Bus + Train + Subway + Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and then stop by Huygens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip builder site.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Place des Halles, then wander the streets of La Petite France, then stop by L'ame du Savon d'Alep, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort de Mutzig, then examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, and then look for gifts at Le Village de la Biere.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Strasbourg attractions planner.

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Fort de Mutzig
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Fort de Mutzig ©
Fort de Mutzig
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau

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 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, stop by Max Chocolatier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip builder.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Lucerne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Strasbourg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Max Chocolatier ©
Max Chocolatier

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip app.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then stop by Maurice de Mauriac, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Freitag Shop Zurich and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Getreidegasse, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bottle Shop.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planner.

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) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
On the 19th (Tue), meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then look for gifts at Das Goldene Wiener Herz. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Zuckerlwerkstatt Vienna, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally look for gifts at Manner Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 22nd (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip site.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Vienna to Mont-Saint-Michel in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James

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