15 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Austria & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Train:  15​h
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Mad Cow, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Interlaken vacation planner.

Mumbai, India to Interlaken is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Interlaken to be cooler, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Bern
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Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Interlaken, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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 23rd (Mon): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg and then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip site .

Drive from Zurich to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace and Hohe Wand Wiese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna route planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and Schwarzenberg Palace. Get some cultural insight at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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