42 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

42 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ellmau, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lienz, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Mayrhofen, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Neustift im Stubaital, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna route planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Vienna, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Vienna is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (in Obertraun), Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen) and Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" (in Hallstatt). There's much more to do: stroll through Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, and admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral.

Start your trip to Salzburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ellmau.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, Zoo Salzburg, Eisriesenwelt, Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Eisriesenwelt ©
Eisriesenwelt

3
nights
Ellmau, Austria

Ellmau ©
Ellmau is a municipality in the district of Kufstein in the Austrian region of Sölllandl. Go for a jaunt from Ellmau to Aurach bei Kitzbuehel to see Wildpark Aurach about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hexenwasser, contemplate the waterfront views at Badesee Kirchberg, cool off at KaiserBad Ellmau, and get outside with Hintersteinersee.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ellmau trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ellmau takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ellmau can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Lienz.

Things to do in Ellmau

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Soll, St Johann in Tirol, Freibad Wildschonau, Wildpark Aurach, Pfarrkirche "Zum Heiligen Andreas"
Highlights from your plan
Wildpark Aurach ©
Wildpark Aurach
Ellmi's Zauberwelt ©
Ellmi's Zauberwelt
Hexenwasser
Hexenwasser

4
nights
Lienz, Austria

Lienz ©
Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Explore Lienz's surroundings by going to Fallbach Wasserfall (in Malta), Heiligenblut (Grossglockner High Alpine Road & Großglockner National Park) and Kalser Glocknerstrasse (in Kals am Grossglockner). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner, get in on the family fun at Wichtelpark, delve into the distant past at Burg Heinfels, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lienz journey site.

Traveling by car from Ellmau to Lienz takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lienz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mayrhofen.

Things to do in Lienz

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sillian, Heiligenblut, Vitalpinum, Nationalparkhaus Matrei, Fallbach Wasserfall
Highlights from your plan
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Wichtelpark ©
Wichtelpark

3
nights
Mayrhofen, Austria

Mayrhofen ©
Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal (Ziller river valley) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Get out of town with these interesting Mayrhofen side-trips: Achensee (in Maurach), Dreifaltigkeitskirche Church (Church of the Holy Trinity) (in Pertisau) and Schlegeisspeicher (in Ginzling). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord, cruise along Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, explore the activities along Stillup Stausee, and hike along Walking Trails.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mayrhofen attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Lienz to Mayrhofen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Mayrhofen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Neustift im Stubaital.

Things to do in Mayrhofen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Achensee, Badestrand Achensee Nord, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Church (Church of the Holy Trinity), Spruce Tree Castle, Wasserfall Hart
Highlights from your plan
Achensee ©
Achensee
Walking Trails ©
Walking Trails
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Neustift im Stubaital, Austria

Neustift im Stubaital ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Neustift im Stubaital: Imst (Rosengartenschlucht & Alpine Coaster), Fernsteinsee (in Nassereith) and AREA 47 (in Otztal-Bahnhof).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Neustift im Stubaital day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mayrhofen to Neustift im Stubaital takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mayrhofen in July: highs in Neustift im Stubaital hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neustift im Stubaital

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Imst, Stubaital, Rosshutte, Fernsteinsee
Highlights from your plan
Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Stubaier Gletscher ©
Stubaier Gletscher
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neustift im Stubaital to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail & 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn) and Brienz (Axalp & Giessbachfälle). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Brienz, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

6
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich & Swimming Pools Unter Letten), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, &more) and Brienz (Huggler Holzbildhauerei & Lake Brienz). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, have some family-friendly fun at Sim Academy, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lucerne fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Zurich, Brienz, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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