15 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Zermatt
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, explore the activities along Stellisee, and explore and take pictures at Riffelsee.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel route planner.

Bang Bo, Thailand to Zermatt is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bang Bo to Zermatt is minus 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, don't miss a visit to Scala Monumentale, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, and finally admire all the interesting features of Monte San Salvatore.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lugano tour planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, and then contemplate the long history of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Innsbruck vacation builder website.

Drive from Lugano to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, Innsbruck is slightly colder than Lugano - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip tool.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Swiss Alps travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.