17 days in Austria, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

17 days in Austria, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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17 days in Austria, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  9​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Salt Lake City, United States


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Schonbrunner Gardens. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Stephansplatz and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 5 Fingers. On the 5th (Tue), make a trip to 5 Fingers and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, and finally go deep underground at Salzwelten.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip itinerary app .

Getting from Vienna to Hallstatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites

Side Trip

5 Fingers
Highlights from your plan
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Hallstatt Skywalk ©

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Getreidegasse as well as Leopoldskroner Weiher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then contemplate the waterfront views at Leopoldskroner Weiher, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg route planner .

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich day trip app .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

4
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

1
day
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 5th (Fri), walk around Parco Civico, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano online trip planner .

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimitero Monumentale
Highlights from your plan
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan vacation planning app .

You can drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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