13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Austria & Prague Itinerary

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Park Centre and Metzgerei Plinio. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Bahnmuseum Albula (in Bergun), Fluelapass (in Davos) and Davos Platz (Davos Klosters Ski Resort & Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz trip planner.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), browse the different shops at EUROPARK, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of local nightlife at Augustiner Braustubl, and finally don't miss a visit to Pfarre St. Wolfgang. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, get some fabulous bargains at Designer Outlet Salzburg, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally stop by Swarovski Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahlenberg and Nationalpark Donau-Auen. Get outdoors at Hohe Wand Wiese and Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna vacation planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lobkowicz Palace and B Team. Head to Shop Marionety Truhlar and A|X Praha Palladiumfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, stop by Pernickuv sen, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prague day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.