15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Zurich is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 1st (Sat), fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally stop by BierWelt.Tirol.

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

Getting from Zurich to Innsbruck by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally stroll through Mirabell Palace.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria

— 5 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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vienna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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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.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.