11 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

11 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

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11 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kaprun, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lugano is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Lugano. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in Lugano at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature
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Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Let the collections at Hexenwasser and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle) capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) and Stubaier Gletscher. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Pfarrkirche zum hl. Jakobus dem Alteren (in Krimml). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Rosshutte and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck online trip maker .

You can drive from Lugano to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lugano in August, Innsbruck is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Krimml, Rosshutte, Hexenwasser, Stubaier Gletscher, Leutascher Geisterklamm
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Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte

1
night
Kaprun, Austria

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then fly down the slopes at Kitzsteinhorn, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kaprun trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Kaprun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Kaprun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Kaprun

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake Zell
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Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm
Kitzsteinhorn ©
Kitzsteinhorn
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Haus der Natur, then don't miss a visit to MoenchsbergAufzug, and then take in breathtaking views at Liechtensteinklamm.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kaprun to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eisriesenwelt, Gollinger Wasserfall, Liechtensteinklamm
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Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt
Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur

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.
Appreciate the collections at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Leopold Museum. Attractions like Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) and Hundertwasserhaus make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus (in Krems an der Donau), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and enjoy some diversion at Time Travel Vienna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna route website .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus, Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley
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Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Leopold Museum ©
Leopold Museum

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