14 days in Switzerland, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland, Italy & Vienna Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Dubendorf, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Turin, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Zurich at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubendorf.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Dubendorf, Switzerland

Dubendorf
Dübendorf is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.It is a suburb of Zürich in Switzerland with a population of about 26,000 (2014). To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubendorf day trip planning site.

Dubendorf is just a stone's throw from Zurich. October in Dubendorf sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll set off for Turin on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Dubendorf

Fun & Games Nightlife Parks
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1
day
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turin day trip site.

Getting from Dubendorf to Turin by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dubendorf in October since evenings lows in Turin dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

4
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of Cinque Terre with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, look for gifts at Art in Banchi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in October, expect nights in Cinque Terre to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna road trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cinque Terre to Vienna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in October: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 58°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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