16 days in Italy, Salzburg & Zurich Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Salzburg & Zurich Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Salzburg & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Moena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Schloss Hellbrunn, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip maker tool .

Newark, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthaus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich route planner .

You can drive from Salzburg to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moena.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Moena, Italy

Moena ©
Moena is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60km northeast of Trento. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Giuliana, then get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, and then make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lago di Carezza and then head outdoors with Associazione Maestri Di Sci Moena 2010.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moena sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Zurich to Moena in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect Moena to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Moena

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canazei, Lago di Carezza, Santa Giuliana
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La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti
Associazione Maestri Di Sci Moena 2010 ©
Funivia Pass Pordoi ©
Funivia Pass Pordoi

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, Prato della Valle, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Porta della Carta, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice tour planner.

Traveling by car from Moena to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Moena in February, expect nights in Venice to be a bit warmer, around 36°F, while days are warmer, around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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