16 days in Austria, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

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16 days in Austria, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bregenz, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
End: Munich, Germany


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3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Munot and Swiss Science Center Technorama. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturstation Silberweide, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

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If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swiss Science Center Technorama, Klingnauer Stausee, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Munot, Naturstation Silberweide
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Munot ©
Munot
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip builder app .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bregenz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

2
nights
Bregenz, Austria

Bregenz ©
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. On the 6th (Tue), get curious at inatura - Erlebnis Naturschau, admire the landmark architecture of Dom St. Nikolaus, and then stroll through Wildpark Feldkirch. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Pfander, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oberstadt Bregenz, and then don't miss a visit to Bregenz Festival.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bregenz road trip planning website .

Getting from Lucerne to Bregenz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bregenz

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Feldkirch, inatura – Erlebnis Naturschau, Adlerwarte Eagle Observatory
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Bregenz Festival ©
Bregenz Festival
inatura – Erlebnis Naturschau ©
inatura – Erlebnis Naturschau
Oberstadt Bregenz ©
Oberstadt Bregenz

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Thaur. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then don't miss a visit to The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then look for gifts at Speckeria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck route builder app .

Traveling by car from Bregenz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haus Steht Kopf, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Burgruine Thaur, Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, shop like a local with Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then get engrossed in the history at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Basilika St. Michael
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) ©

2
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 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Maria Theresia Denkmal and then admire the striking features of Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, stroll through Schonbrunner Gardens, then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna travel route planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Andechs Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip maker site .

Take a train from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Munich, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Andechs Monastery
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Asam Church ©
Asam Church

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