17 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai, India


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3
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.
Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Imperial Palace (Hofburg) capture your imagination. Visit Ringstrasse and Belvedere Palace for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary maker site .

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Vienna is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then contemplate the long history of Kommune Gruft, and finally stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof.

To find out how to plan a trip to Salzburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, and then identify plant and animal life at Hinterriss-Eng.

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Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Stubaier Gletscher
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Fraumünster Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uetliberg Mountain and Rhine Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt. Rigi & Biosphaere Entlebuch). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online travel planner .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

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Drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chaplin's World and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Creux du Van and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Gruyeres (Castle of Gruyeres & HR Giger Museum) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). It doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne travel route builder .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lausanne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Geneva, Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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