15 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

15 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

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15 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  16​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Graz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kaprun, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Historic Center of Vienna and Melk Abbey. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), steep yourself in history at St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Vienna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Vienna at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Graz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Graz, Austria

Graz ©
With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Hauptplatz, examine the collection at Landeszeughaus, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Uhrturm, and finally explore the world behind art at Schloss Eggenberg.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Graz route builder app .

Drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Graz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Graz

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Altstadt von Graz ©
Altstadt von Graz
Schloss Eggenberg ©
Schloss Eggenberg
Landeszeughaus ©
Landeszeughaus

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg day trip planner .

Getting from Graz to Salzburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Salzburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kaprun.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

2
nights
Kaprun, Austria

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell and then cruise along Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kitzsteinhorn.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kaprun online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Kaprun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Zell, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, then admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and then admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, appreciate the history behind Hofkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaprun to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stubaier Gletscher, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visiting Rhine Falls and Uetliberg Mountain will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basel Minster and Altstadt Luzern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: The Rosengart Collection (in Lucerne), Basel Paper Mill Museum (in Basel) and Munot (in Schaffhausen). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kathedrale St.Gallen, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel planner .

Getting from Innsbruck to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Basel, Rhine Falls, Munot, Kathedrale St.Gallen
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Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Munot ©
Munot
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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