11 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  8 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wachau Valley and St. Michael's Church. Get in touch with nature at Vienna Woods and Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Domane Wachau (in Durnstein), Winzer Krems (in Krems an der Donau) and Benediktinerstift Göttweig (in Gottweig). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche and wander the streets of Alte Donau.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Vienna is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in May, with highs in Vienna at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel, Domane Wachau, Winzer Krems, Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Wachau Valley
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Vienna Woods ©
Vienna Woods
Benediktinerstift Göttweig ©
Benediktinerstift Göttweig

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, then take in nature's colorful creations at Alpengarten Patscherkofel, and then take a memorable drive along Zillertaler Hohenstrasse. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Helblinghaus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpes.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vienna to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Zillertaler Hohenstrasse
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AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter ©
AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter
Zillertaler Hohenstrasse ©
Zillertaler Hohenstrasse
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 1st (Mon), kick back and relax at Strandbad Sursee and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bad Hirsgarten, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then stroll through Pilatus Luzern, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seebad Eich, Strandbad Sursee, Bad Hirsgarten
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): wander the streets of Alpiglen, then hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and then trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Maennlichen Royal Walk ©
Maennlichen Royal Walk
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): do a tasting at Domaine Les Perrieres, stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul, and then look for all kinds of wild species at l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine Les Perrieres, l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Domaine Les Perrieres ©
Domaine Les Perrieres
l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne ©

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