25 days in Austria, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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Venice, Italy
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Positano, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Donauinsel and Flugplatz Krems - Langenlois. Bring the kids along to Vienna Naschmarkt and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to House of Colors handmade Art by Corinna Kirchhof (in Durnstein), Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste (in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Hofburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker site.

Doha, Qatar to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Vienna is minus 2 hours. In July, Vienna is much colder than Doha - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 5 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Bring the kids along to Bahnhofstrasse and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of the city life by going to Trümmelbachfälle and Grindelwald-First. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more), Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, and take a memorable drive along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Interlaken online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vienna in July, with highs in Interlaken at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza delle Erbe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 6 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get in touch with nature at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Shop till you drop at Absolute Positano and Miniaci Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Sorrento (Il Vallone dei Mulini & Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Amalfi (Valle dei Mulini, Valle delle Ferriere, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Marina di Praia Beach, get outside with Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Positano day trip planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Positano in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Trastevere. The adventure continues: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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