15 days in Geneva, Milan & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Geneva, Milan & Austria Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Bern (Barenpark, Aare River, &more) and Montreux (Swiss Riviera Wine Tours & Montreux Lakeside). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary builder tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Geneva reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di San Nicolo, get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan day trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Milan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck route planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, make a trip to Stephansplatz, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Austria travel guide

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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.