5 days in Austria, Prague & Switzerland Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights


Vienna, Austria — 1 night

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.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary website.

Chennai, India to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Vienna is colder than Chennai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Prague.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
Historic Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online vacation planner.

Getting from Prague to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Austria travel guide

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.

Switzerland travel guide

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.