15 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Obergurgl, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Niederdorf. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip tool.

Muscat, Oman to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in March; daily highs in Zurich reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 5th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aletsch Glacier and Gornergrat. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stop by Laderach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Obergurgl.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Obergurgl, Austria

Obergurgl is a village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. On the 9th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Obergurgl trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Obergurgl. In March, daytime highs in Obergurgl are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Obergurgl

Outdoors · Winter Sports · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Obertauern Ski Resort and Skiparadies Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Skigebiet obertauern (in Obertauern) and Badestrand Hallstatt (in Hallstatt). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Obergurgl to Salzburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Obergurgl in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salzburg: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at The Hofburg, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.