13 days in Switzerland, Munich & Austria Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Munich & Austria Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Westendorf, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the awesome beauty at Castor Mountain, and then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, look for gifts at Laderach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zermatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Munich takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Westendorf.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

1
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Westendorf, Austria

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, then fly down the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, then fly down the slopes at Westendorf, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pro-Skischule.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Westendorf trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Westendorf in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Westendorf

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get in on the family fun at Prater, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Westendorf to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.