16 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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 Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo and Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rathausplatz and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus, get great views at Kahlenberg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna route maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Vienna is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Vienna, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in January, with highs in Vienna at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©
Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo ©
Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo
Hundertwasserhaus ©
Hundertwasserhaus

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Haus der Natur and Salt Mine Hallein. Step off the beaten path and head to Schmittenhohe and Obertauern Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Sport Klaus Skischule (in Muhlbach am Hochkonig), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Salzburg and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salzburg driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sport Klaus Skischule, Schmittenhohe, Kitzsteinhorn, Eisriesenwelt, Zoo Salzburg
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Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Zoo Salzburg ©
Zoo Salzburg
Salt Mine Hallein ©
Salt Mine Hallein

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Zoo Zurich and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uetliberg Mountain and The Nine Towers. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne Station (in Lucerne) and Zoo Basel (in Basel). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Zurich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Zoo Basel
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chaplin's World and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bains des Paquis and CERN. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Rue de Bourg & Cathedrale de Lausanne). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geneva online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
CERN
CERN
Room Escape Games

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