16 days in Austria, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): laugh and play at Therme Erding.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich online holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Munich is minus 6 hours. In February, Munich is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
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Spas · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace and then visit Graben and Kohlmarkt. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

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Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 18th (Sat), stop by Feinheiten, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and finally contemplate the long history of Rathaus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spas & Wellness and Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Lucerne (Pont Spreuer & Altstadt Luzern) and Titlis (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bern when traveling from Zurich in February, with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder site.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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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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.
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