31 days in Vienna, Switzerland & Scotland Itinerary

31 days in Vienna, Switzerland & Scotland Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, get in on the family fun at Prater, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Vienna. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 4 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aare River and Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum (in Bern). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and cruise along Furka Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken road trip planning site.

You can fly from Vienna to Interlaken in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Family-friendly places like The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get great views at Gornergrat, take in the views from Furi Suspension Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt itinerary maker.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Landesmuseum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Bahnhofstrasse, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lucerne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Aigas Field Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey), Loch Morlich (in Aviemore) and Morayvia (in Kinloss). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ness, expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Inverness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lucerne to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lucerne in July, expect Inverness to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kinlochbervie.
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Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oldshoremore Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, stroll through Durness Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kinlochbervie trip app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Kinlochbervie takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kinlochbervie can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kinlochbervie to Edinburgh by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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