11 days in Austria, Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

11 days in Austria, Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

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11 days in Austria, Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  29​h
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  29​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Untersberg and Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Lake Zell (in Zell am See) and Salzwelten (in Hallstatt). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Salzburg online trip itinerary maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Salzburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Salzburg is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salzburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Lake Zell
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Untersberg
Untersberg
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Uetliberg Mountain and Hauptbahnhof. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Titlis (in Engelberg), Lucerne Station (in Lucerne) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, stroll through Grindelwald-First, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Titlis, Trümmelbachfälle, Rhine Falls, Grindelwald-First
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 28th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then make a trip to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels itinerary planner.

Fly from Zurich to Brussels in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zurich in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Jardin du Petit Sablon ©
Jardin du Petit Sablon

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