16 days in Austria, France & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Austria, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Austria, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8​h
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
Cairo, Egypt

3
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Schönbrunn Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Sisi Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Museum Judenplatz, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Salzburg.

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Palace ©
Schönbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
days
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then admire the landmark architecture of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart-Wohnhaus, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Paris.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart-Wohnhaus ©
Mozart-Wohnhaus

4
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dôme Sacre Coeur, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online itinerary creator.

Fly from Salzburg to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nice.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

3
days
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. You'll get in some beach time at Eden Plage Mala and Paloma Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Cannes (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Lérins Islands, Eden Plage Mala
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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