30 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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30 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kaprun, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

5
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Melk Abbey and Rathausplatz. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary app .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Vienna is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Yogyakarta in August, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral for their historical value. Get outdoors at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape and Untersberg. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Old Town (in Hallstatt), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaprun.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Basilika St. Michael, Gollinger Wasserfall, Old Town
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof

2
nights
Kaprun, Austria

Kaprun ©
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. On the 13th (Tue), take in the views from Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge and then head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Liechtensteinklamm and then admire the sheer force of Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kaprun trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Salzburg to Kaprun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kaprun

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Liechtensteinklamm, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle)
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Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) ©
Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Altstadt von Innsbruck and Hofkirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Rosshutte and Badestrand Achensee Nord. Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to Leutascher Geisterklamm in Leutasch--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, and explore the activities along River Inn.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kaprun to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche Igls Vill, Badestrand Achensee Nord, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Rosshutte
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Altstadt Luzern and Grossmunster. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Schipfe. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, The Nine Towers, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip website .

Drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Rigi ©
Rigi

1
night
Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gruyeres day trip app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Gruyeres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pisciculture de la Gruyere
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Pisciculture de la Gruyere ©
Pisciculture de la Gruyere

5
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Escape the urban bustle at Grindelwald-First and Trümmelbachfälle. Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to The Matterhorn in Zermatt, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, stop by Molitor, and fly down the slopes at Maennlichen.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip planning website .

Getting from Gruyeres to Grindelwald by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Molitor
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Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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