15 days in Switzerland, Greek Isles & Vienna Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Greek Isles & Vienna Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Greek Isles & Vienna Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Altstadt Luzern and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Altstadt Luzern
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 5th (Sun), look for gifts at mariannas, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery Arsaniou. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then learn about winemaking at Klados Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, and finally make a trip to Symbol of Rethymnon City.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Rethymnon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Rethymnon reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

The Monastery Arsaniou, Klados Winery
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Klados Winery ©
Klados Winery
Four Martyrs Church ©
Four Martyrs Church

4
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Throne of Helios and Rhodes Toy Museum. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Kolimbia (Monastery Tsambika & Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art), Ebonas Winecellar (in Embonas) and Kounaki Wines (in Ebonas). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nectarios Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rhodes, Faliraki, Haraki, Kolimbia, Kounaki Wines
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Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the striking features of Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna day trip planning website .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rhodes Town to Vienna. Traveling from Rhodes Town in January, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Rathausplatz ©
Rathausplatz
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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