12 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

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San Francisco, USA to Vienna is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Vienna hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Hexenwasser (in Soll) and KaiserBad Ellmau (in Ellmau). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Salzburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hexenwasser, KaiserBad Ellmau
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Lucerne and Fraumünster Church. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lion Monument (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online visit planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Zurich by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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