13 days in Switzerland, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Vienna & Budapest Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

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Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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