21 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Limmat and Munot. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Castle Kyburg. Venture out of the city with trips to Altstadt Schaffhausen (in Schaffhausen) and Rapperswil (Schloss Rapperswil & Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac.

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New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 4 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.
Schloss Thun and Oberhofen Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Harderkulm and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Via Ferrata), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Thunersee (in Thun). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, stop by The Mad Cow, take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, and explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Escape the urban bustle at Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station and Hafelekarspitze. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Altstadt von Innsbruck and Dom zu St. Jakob. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Serlesbahnen, take in the awesome beauty at Alpes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuit Church.

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Getting from Interlaken to Innsbruck by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Schloss Hellbrunn. Step off the beaten path and head to Red Bull Hangar-7 and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, deepen your understanding at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg journey planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Vienna.
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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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Music Milefor some retail therapy. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kaisergruft, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at Third Man Museum.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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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