17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning website.

Ahmedabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lake Lucerne, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and stop by Old Town.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get great views at Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then look for gifts at The Mad Cow, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken holiday planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo, then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck visit planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, then explore the world behind art at Albertina, and finally see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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