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

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You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Park Centre and Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Fluelapass (in Davos), Bahnmuseum Albula (in Bergun) and Davos Klosters Ski Resort (in Davos Platz). There's more to do: stop by Metzgerei Plinio and relax in the rural setting at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip planning site.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Bahnmuseum Albula
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Specialty Museum
National Park Centre
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

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 travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Red Bull Hangar-7
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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 Neusiedler See – Seewinkel. Get outdoors at Hohe Wand Wiese and Nationalpark Donau-Auen. 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 fly; or drive; or take a train. 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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Ski Area
Hohe Wand Wiese
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Mountain
Kahlenberg
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Flea Market
Vienna Naschmarkt
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
Do your shopping at Shop Marionety Truhlar and Artel. Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague road trip site.

Drive from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. December in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

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Must see
Prague Castle
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Historic Site
Lobkowicz Palace
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History Museum
Jewish Museum in Prague
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

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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Geologic Formation
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
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