Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Please help – Austria and Switzerland in 1 week?

Jump to last reply

We have time to take a trip from May 23-31. I originally considered to split the time and relax between Bruges and Salzburg, my travel partner would prefer to concentrate and Austria and Switzerland.

May 23 - entire travel day spent getting to Europe.
May 31 – could return from anywhere very late at night, can extend into June 1 if necessary.

The rest of the time… Our interests include:
1. Maybe a day in Vienna, to capture a bit of the city culture. We are not necessarily needing to see every museum and church, but just sort of take it all in.
2. A day or 2 in Salzburg. Mozart is my idol. Interested in the town, some music, some good food, again just local culture.
3. The rest of the time, the highlights of Switzerland. Actually, big cities aren't essential. We love to just experience some natural beauty, fondue or raclette, the sort of "typical" Swiss Alps or chalet experience.

Planning to travel by train, overnight if needed. We would prefer to have 1 base in Switzerland if possible. Since our time is so short.

Is this doable/reasonable, or just too tight? Thanks in advance for your input.

Also, a silly question… Is sauerkraut a common staple in these two countries? Can you eat it in pretty much any restaurant? Obviously a fan of sauerkraut here!

20 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Granada, Spain hotel choice
  2. 2 restaurants / pubs near British museum / Bloomsbury
  3. 3 New Discoveries at Ostia Antica.
  4. 4 Speeding ticket in Germany: how do I handle this?
  5. 5 Trip Report Scotland trip report July 2014, chapter 1
  6. 6 What should we tip our tour guide?
  7. 7 Trip Report Venice (Somewhere) and Trieste (Nowhere)—With a Bit of Slovenia In Between
  8. 8 Lucca, Italy - flea/antique market?
  9. 9 Deciding between tour companies- Trafalgar vs Insight
  10. 10 Looking for review of 1-day Pompeii/Naples Itinerary Please :)
  11. 11 1st time in Spain w/ 3 Children 8years and under - Help with itinery please
  12. 12 Where to stay in the french riviera?
  13. 13 Granada: stay in the Albayzin?
  14. 14 Please help us maximize our time in each European city
  15. 15 Please critique my Croatia/Slovenia itinerary
  16. 16 Scotland day tour
  17. 17 England sites not to miss
  18. 18 Prices in Dubrovnik
  19. 19 Trip Report 17 amazing days in Tuscany, Positano and Rome – June 2014!
  20. 20 Tuscany without a car - towns and walking/hiking holiday
  21. 21 If you had a week in Switzerland...
  22. 22 Touring Europe with 1 year old
  23. 23 Advice and suggestions welcome for 2 month trip
  24. 24 Casual men's dress in Paris
  25. 25 Madrid—Portugal—Northern Spain—Barcelona by car, need an itinerary...
View next 25 » Back to the top