17 days in Switzerland, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  11​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  15​h
End: Pune, India

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning website .

Pune, India to Vienna is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Pune to Vienna. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Blasius Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Tirol Panorama, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stift Stams, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Plan my day in Innsbruck using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Stift Stams
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Tirol Panorama ©
Tirol Panorama

few
hours
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Lugano and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lugano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, make a trip to Groot Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Atomium, then take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Lugano to Brussels takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lugano in May, with highs in Brussels at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Citadelle (Citadel), Abbaye de Villers, Groot Begijnhof, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition. On your second day here, take in the history at Battle of Polygon Wood, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Walburgakerk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zonnebeke
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bruges to Lucerne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Hohematte Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

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