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16 days Switzerland and Austria itinerary help

Hi we are 3 adults and a young 2 year old planning a first time trip to the Alps and Austria in early Sep, need help with recommend on the following itinerary (it's flexible to add / remove days and places based on recommend), Going to b using Trains

we plan to arrive Flight in to Vienna (2 Nights) Then on to Salzburg (3 Nights) on to Innsbruck( 1 night) onto Lucern/Luzern via Zurich -though this would be a longish train ride, we could altogether skip Innsbruck -(3 Nights please recommend day trips from here) we are confused and have hear a lot about murren or gimmerwald (I'm sure I misspelled that) which I understand is the obernland area (we want to spend 3 Nights in this area) and then we either add Zermatt or another base from where we can do one of the glacier express or scenic trains and fly back out of Zurich
We would ideally like to spend 8 days in Switzerland and 7 days in Austria
I appreciate that this itinerary is a bit unstructured any help would be welcome
Thank you all in advance

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Hi Bom, suggest that you get a copy of the Rick Steves Switzerland book (from the library or purchase). It contains lots of info and travel tips. Also, check out the itineraries for the new Best of Switzerland tour and the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour (click on the Tours tab). That might give you some ideas. Sounds like a great trip!