30 days in Sarajevo, Austrian Alps & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

30 days in Sarajevo, Austrian Alps & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 6 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 6 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Take a break from Sarajevo with a short trip to TaraSport in Foca, about 1h 50 min away. On the 5th (Sat), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo travel route planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Sarajevo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Sarajevo is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Manama in September, things will get much colder in Sarajevo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen), Werfen (Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt) and Puppenstubenmuseum Hintersee (in Hintersee). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online vacation planner.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sarajevo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Salzburg, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zell am See, Austria

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zell am See: Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml), Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd (in Kitzbuhel) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zell Am See, look for gifts at SOPURE - Salt & Soaps, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zell am See trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Zell am See are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zell am See

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Karwendel Bergbahn (in Pertisau), Achensee (in Maurach) and Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), meet the residents at Alpenzoo, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online trip builder.

Getting from Zell am See to Innsbruck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, head outdoors with Cimetta, and tour the water at your own pace with asconautica.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Locarno trip itinerary website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Locarno by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Locarno, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stresa, Italy

— 5 nights
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. When in Stresa, make a side trip to see Lago Maggiore in Verbania, approximately Verbania away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, step off the mainland to explore Isole Borromee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Madre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Stresa.

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You can drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.