17 days in Austria, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Austria, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wachau Valley and St. Michael's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Burgruine Duernstein and Augustinerkirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Burg Liechtenstein (in Maria Enzersdorf), Stift Heiligenkreuz (in Heiligenkreuz) and Winzer Krems (in Krems an der Donau). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Vienna Woods, steep yourself in history at Haydnhaus, explore the world behind art at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, and look for gifts at Manner Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Burg Liechtenstein, Wachau Valley, Stift Heiligenkreuz, Winzer Krems, Burgruine Duernstein
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Wed), get outside with Lamprechtshohle, steep yourself in history at Gstattentor, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Blasius Church, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church), and finally hunt for treasures at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maximillian, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelische Christuskirche, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip site.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Bischofshofen
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St. Blasius Church ©
St. Blasius Church
Evangelische Christuskirche ©
Evangelische Christuskirche
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, wander the streets of Kreuzberg, then contemplate the long history of Neues Palais, and finally test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): head outdoors with Biosphere Potsdam, get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank Zentrum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Salzburg to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Kreuzberg ©
Kreuzberg
Mall of Berlin ©
Mall of Berlin

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Jacobi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen, examine the collection at Museumshafen Oevelgonne, then examine the collection at Polizeimuseum Hamburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Dialog in Silence, then look for gifts at Alsterhaus Hamburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Jakobi Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of An der Obertrave.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Hamburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Hauptkirche St. Jacobi ©
Hauptkirche St. Jacobi
St. Petri Kirche ©
St. Petri Kirche
Sankt Jakobi Church ©
Sankt Jakobi Church

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Jesuitenkirche and The Rosengart Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Aare Gorge and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Step out of Lucerne to go to Rapperswil and see Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, examine the collection at Bourbaki Panorama, and admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamburg to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Aare Gorge
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden ©
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg and Basilika St. Emmeram will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heilig-Geist-Spital and Stadtmauer. When in Nuremberg, make a side trip to see Befreiungshalle Kelheim in Kelheim, approximately Kelheim away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, appreciate the history behind Narrenschiffbrunnen, see the interesting displays at Historischer Kunstbunker, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at ST. JAKOB.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg visit planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Nuremberg by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Regensburg, Befreiungshalle Kelheim
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Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg ©
Befreiungshalle Kelheim ©
Befreiungshalle Kelheim
Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg ©
Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg

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