22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 6 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and make a trip to Linzergasse.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip builder tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in May, things will get much colder in Salzburg: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. You will leave for Zell am See on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Zell am See, Austria

— 6 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau), Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge (in Bad Gastein) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), head outdoors with Klammsee, take some stellar pictures from Gipfelwelt 3000, and hike along New Schmittenhohe Mountain Paths.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zell am See trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Zell am See by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck online itinerary planner.

Drive from Zell am See to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Sat), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamonix: Annecy (Lake Annecy, Pont des Amours, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille du Midi, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, and take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Chamonix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.