14 days in Switzerland, Greece & Austria Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train to Munich, Fly to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Andermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for cooler days in Vienna, with highs around 5°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salzburg route planner.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Interlaken.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salzburg to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Salzburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Andermatt.
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Andermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your understanding of the military at Fortezia Stalusa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino, and then contemplate the long history of Forum of Swiss History Schwyz.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Andermatt online tour planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Andermatt in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then make a trip to Europuddle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Andermatt to Zurich takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 29th (Thu), take a stroll around Symposion by La Ponta, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then indulge your senses at Santorini's Best Driver.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fira using our trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fira: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then visit Plaka, and finally make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Athens when traveling from Fira in December, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
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

4.7
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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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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