15 days in Austria, Switzerland & Prague Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, make a trip to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, have fun and explore at Gallery of Steel Figures, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then view the masterpieces at Narodni Galerie Praha, and finally admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip planning tool.

Albuquerque, USA to Prague is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get great views at Kahlenberg, take a peaceful walk through Vienna Woods, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Volksgarten, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Third Man Museum, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna sightseeing planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, examine the collection at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammerklamm, then hike along The Pilgrim's Way, and finally get outside with Fuschlsee Rundweg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, hunt for treasures at Grunmarkt, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Letziparkfor plenty of shopping. Landesmuseum and Richard Wagner Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Uferpromenade Weggis (in Weggis) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Lucerne). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt, stop by Maurice de Mauriac, and explore the activities along Limmat.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Zurich in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Head to MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and La Chocolaterie de Genevefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lavaux Vineyard Terraces and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde. Step out of Geneva to go to Montreux and see Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, and view the masterpieces at Little Nemo Carouge.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly 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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Canton of Geneva travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Fountains · Landmarks
Affectionately known as home to the "capital of peace," the Canton of Geneva exudes that and so much more. You'll find the country's center of commerce, the Red Cross headquarters, and the United Nations Office in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva. Situated at the heart of the city, the Old Town is home to St. Peter's Cathedral, the Jet d'Eau fountain, and the Place du Bourg-de-Four--the oldest square in the city. Stroll spectacular gardens and parks at your leisure, including the large flower clock paying homage to the world-renowned Geneva watch industry. The many museums and theatres nourish a bohemian atmosphere in this French-speaking holiday spot. Tucked away between the Alps, the city lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. Water taxis and cruise vessels lend themselves for sightseeing and yield breathtaking panoramas of the mountains and castles.
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