60 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 8 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 8 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria

— 8 nights

City of Dreams

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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, walk around Volksgarten, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in July, you will find days in Vienna are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are colder (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Hallstatt, Austria

— 5 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hallstatt: Traunsee (in Gmunden), Kurpark (in Bad Ischl) and Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler (in Steinbach am Attersee). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, and don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hallstatt trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 8 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Bischofshofen (St. Maximillian & Frauenkirche) and Gasteiner Edelbrennerei Durzbauer (in Bad Hofgastein). There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, and contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip maker website.

Drive from Hallstatt to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 6 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mayrhofner Bergbahnen (in Mayrhofen), Maurach (Rofanseilbahn & Achensee) and Alpinsport Achensee (in Pertisau). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip planner.

Getting from Innsbruck to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 6 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Witzweg), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and St.Martin im Calfeisental (in Vattis). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, get to know the fascinating history of Bleicheli Stadtlounge, head outdoors with Seealpsee, and stop by Appenzeller Schaukaeserei.

Discover how to plan a Appenzell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Appenzell are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 7 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Albinenleitern (in Leukerbad) and Massaschlucht (in Naters). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and explore the activities along Stellisee.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zermatt in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald), Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Grindelwald (First Cliff Walk by Tissot & Grindelwald-First). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lausanne (Parc de Milan et cret de Montriond & Parc de Mon Repos), Montreux (Montreux Lakeside & Swiss Riviera Wine Tours) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, walk around Parc de l'Independance, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geneva holiday planning site.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Interlaken in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.