21 days in Austria, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Austria, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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21 days in Austria, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 15​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad, India

5
nights
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris online travel route planner .

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Paris is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Molitor (in Wengen), Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Aare River (in Bern). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken travel route planner .

Getting from Paris to Interlaken by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, Interlaken is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor, Aare River, Skigebiet Metsch, Air-Glaciers, S.A.
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

Make your Appenzell itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Interlaken to Appenzell in 3 hours. In March in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Eggen-Hohenweg, Kronberg
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Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Markuskirche & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich travel route app .

Getting from Appenzell to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Salzburg are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Stephansplatz, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna holiday planning website .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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