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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:54 AM
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Driving from Zurich to Vienna

First time exciting trip: land in Zurich, spend a couple of days and then drive to Vienna, spend about 4 days. Any advice appreciated about either destination and the drive in between!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:00 AM
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How much time do you plan for the places in between? If you intend to drive straight through, I would rather recommend taking a train or flying.

Otherwise there is so much to see ain between - even along the straightforward route, not to mention detours - that you have to tell first what you want to see.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:17 AM
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I just found out about this last night and quickly looked at the map. It looks to be about an 8 hour drive. We hadn't talked much about breaking it up into a couple of days but if there is that much to see along the way we certainly could. I think we want to get a good feel for where we are rather than push to see everything possible -- does that make sense? My sister, father and mother will be travelling with me -- father and mother very fit 80's. We are from the broad expanses of Texas so an 8 hour drive is really a normal affair for us. We love eating, hiking, boating and history. All in all I think we would rather have three or four really great stops planned along the way.
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Will you be driving back to Zurich? If not, are you aware of the (often steep) additional drop-off charge for a one-way rentals across borders?

With 8 hours driving time (which is more an idealistic calculation which does not take into account any traffic jams) I don't think you will have enough time for 3-4 stops.

The possibility to drive thru the Alps might justify one night in between.
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I had no idea that there were expensive drop off charges -- we may want to rethink this whole thing. What sort of train fare would we be looking at?
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>What sort of train fare would we be looking at?

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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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I can see that I am going to have to do a little more homework and then come back to all of you with questions when I know more about what I am doing. Thank you and I'll be back in a few days.
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Excellent posting from both posters.

Think about Salzburg as a stopover. Lindau might also be nice too.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:16 AM
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Air Austria often has very cheap flights between Zurich and Vienna. I have heard the drive is around 9 hours. Flying time about 1 hour.

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