13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Appreciate the collections at Bahnmuseum Albula and National Park Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davos Klosters Ski Resort and Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp (in Davos Platz) and Fluelapass (in Davos). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz holiday planner.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Davos, Metzgerei Plinio, Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch, National Park Centre, Bahnmuseum Albula
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Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp ©
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Bahnmuseum Albula ©
Bahnmuseum Albula

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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 7th (Sat), browse the different shops at EUROPARK, explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then raise your glass at Augustiner Braustubl, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarre St. Wolfgang. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, get some fabulous bargains at Designer Outlet Salzburg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally stop by Swarovski Shop.

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Explore your travel options from St. Moritz to Salzburg with the Route module. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Pfarre St. Wolfgang
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Pfarre St. Wolfgang ©
Pfarre St. Wolfgang
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel and Nationalpark Donau-Auen. Visiting Hohe Wand Wiese and Kahlenberg will get you outdoors. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online holiday builder .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel, Nationalpark Donau-Auen
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Hohe Wand Wiese ©
Hohe Wand Wiese
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Kahlenberg ©
Kahlenberg

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague. Do your shopping at Artel and BOTAS 66. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna, and look for gifts at Shop Marionety Truhlar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Jewish Museum in Prague ©
Jewish Museum in Prague
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Prague to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

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