18 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai, India


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ringstrasse and Schonbrunn Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Leopold Museum. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Vienna is minus 4 hours. In May, Vienna is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then contemplate the long history of Kommune Gruft, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip planner .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 7th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum), examine the collection at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Wilten. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Stams, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kreuzweg mit Steinkreis, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaltwassersee, then explore the galleries of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Innsbruck Hbf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck journey planning site .

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Seefeld in Tirol, Stift Stams
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Basilica Wilten ©
Basilica Wilten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©

3
nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Tarasp and Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piz Nair and Lake St. Moritz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Parpaner Rothorn (in Lenzerheide) and Guarda (in Guarda). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, have fun at Olympia Bobrun, explore the world behind art at Berry Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Innsbruck to St. Moritz. Traveling from Innsbruck in May, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Silvaplana, Landwasser Viaduct, Guarda, Parpaner Rothorn, Schloss Tarasp
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Leisee, head outdoors with Alpine Adventures Zermatt, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of English Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through 5-Seenweg, contemplate the waterfront views at Grunsee, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and finally have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from St. Moritz to Zermatt takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Adventures Zermatt ©
Alpine Adventures Zermatt
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Visit Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael and Lauterbrunnen Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Lauterbrunnen Village and Jungfraujoch. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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