11 days in Switzerland, Northwest Italy & Austria Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Northwest Italy & Austria Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip site.

Muscat, Oman to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Zurich. In June, Zurich is colder than Muscat - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Florence.
Parks · Nature · Museums
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Florence hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome visit planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Salzburg road trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in June; daily highs in Salzburg reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

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Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.

Austria travel guide

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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.