12 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

12 days in Swiss Alps & Austria Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

3
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, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zermatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Zermatt, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Stellisee ©
Stellisee

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Salzburg in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): go deep underground at Salzwelten, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, and then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

3
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: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and walk around Schonbrunner Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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