11 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Murren, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 27th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, thendon't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, thenstroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zermatt is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, thenstroll through Blumental Panorama Trail, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Murren trip builder tool.

Take a train from Zermatt to Murren in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Spas
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and then visit Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip planning app.

Drive from Murren to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zurich
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 1st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Linzergasse, thenlook for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Stiegl-Brauwelt.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salzburg trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Salzburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur ©
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur
Linzergasse ©
Linzergasse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to Stephansplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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