20 days in Switzerland, Austria & France Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland, Austria & France Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Switzerland and then glide peacefully along the water with Hightide Kayak School. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

Plan trip to Bern with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Philadelphia, USA to Bern is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Bern is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in November, with highs in Bern at 48°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Aare River
Aare River

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then walk around Lindenhofplatz.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich route planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 24th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then make a trip to Mozartplatz, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna visit planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in November; daily highs in Nice reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice ©
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Paris reach 47°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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