10 days in Austria, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Austria, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Austria, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Karachi, Pakistan


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1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then browse the exhibits of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg journey planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Salzburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Karachi to Salzburg, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and Rathaus. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna journey maker tool .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

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