60 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 6 nights
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 7 nights
6
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 6 nights
8
Heiligenblut, Austria
— 3 nights
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 7 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 9 nights

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Alain Chollet Winery (in Lutry) and Les Ailes du Leman Biplace (in Noville). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in September: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Alain Chollet Winery, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Montreux Lakeside, Les Ailes du Leman Biplace
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

7
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Alpine Trails (in Visp), Grande Dixence (in Heremence) and Trapgame (in Charrat). There's much more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alpine Trails, Grande Dixence, Trapgame
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Trapgame ©
Trapgame

6
nights
Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to HouseTrap (in Bulle), Skydive Interlaken (in Wilderswil) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, indulge your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalena Hermitage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Montreux, HouseTrap, Magdalena Hermitage, St. Beatus Hoehlen
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare River
Aare River
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, trek along The Eiger, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more), Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Meiringen, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Landesplattenberg Engi (in Engi), Obersee (in Nafels) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, explore the fascinating underground world of Die WildkirchliHoehlen, get outside with Seealpsee, and see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Appenzell trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lucerne to Appenzell by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Appenzell are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Wasserauen, Landesplattenberg Engi, Drei Weieren
Highlights from your plan
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Kronberg ©
Kronberg

6
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach), Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and stroll around Spruce Tree Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck travel route planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Innsbruck in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heiligenblut.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Wasserfall Hart, Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), Swarovski Kristallwelten, Rosshutte, Hexenwasser
Highlights from your plan
Achensee ©
Achensee
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

3
nights
Heiligenblut, Austria

Heiligenblut ©
Heiligenblut am Großglockner is a municipality in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria.GeographyAt the northwestern edge of Carinthia and bordering East Tyrol and the state of Salzburg state, Heiligenblut is located in a high valley of the High Tauern range within the Central Eastern Alps. Venture out of the city with trips to Umbalfaelle (in Virgen) and Erlebniswelt Tauerngold (in Rauris). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Großglockner National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Grossglockner High Alpine Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Vincent.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heiligenblut travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Heiligenblut takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Innsbruck in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heiligenblut: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Heiligenblut

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Umbalfaelle, Erlebniswelt Tauerngold, Grossglockner
Highlights from your plan
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Grossglockner High Alpine Road ©
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Großglockner National Park ©
Großglockner National Park

7
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
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: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Hallstatt (Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick" & Waldbachstrub Waterfall) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Heiligenblut to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hallstatt, Eisriesenwelt, Traunsee, Alpenseebad Mondsee, Lake Attersee
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

9
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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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