15 days in Austria, France & Lucerne Itinerary

15 days in Austria, France & Lucerne Itinerary

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15 days in Austria, France & Lucerne Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Lermoos, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Dolancourt, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Calais, France
— 2 nights
Train + Drive:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liechtensteinklamm and Schmittenhohe. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zell and Gollinger Wasserfall. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Werfen (Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen & Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), make a trip to Makartsteg, meet the residents at Zoo Salzburg, and steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg road trip planner .

London, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lermoos.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zell am See, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Zoo Salzburg, Liechtensteinklamm, Gollinger Wasserfall
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Franziskanerkirche ©
Franziskanerkirche
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe
Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm

3
nights
Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Achensee and Dom zu St. Jakob. Escape the urban bustle at Leutascher Geisterklamm and FlyTeam - Grubigstein. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lermoos: Maria-Theresien-Strasse (in Innsbruck) and Serfaus Fiss Ladis (in Serfaus).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lermoos trip planning tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Lermoos by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lermoos

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Achensee
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FlyTeam - Grubigstein ©
FlyTeam - Grubigstein
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ©
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Seebad Seeliken. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aare Gorge and Seebad Eich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Staubbach Fall (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: get great views at The Nine Towers.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lermoos to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Dolancourt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Meiringen, Lake Brienz, Seebad Seeliken, Seebad Eich
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Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
nights
Dolancourt, France

Dolancourt ©
Dolancourt is a commune in the Aube department in north-central France. Visit Abbaye de Fontenay and Saint Mihiel American Cemetery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau Ancy-le Franc and Nigloland. When in Dolancourt, make a side trip to see La Fosse Dionne in Tonnerre, approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of La Boisserie and see the interesting displays at Mémorial Charles De Gaulle.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dolancourt tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Dolancourt takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Dolancourt sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Calais.

Things to do in Dolancourt

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Colombey-les-deux-Eglises, Chateau Ancy-le Franc, La Fosse Dionne, Abbaye de Fontenay, Saint Mihiel American Cemetery
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Nigloland ©
Nigloland
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc

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nights
Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Town Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cran d'Escalles, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Malo-les-Bains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Wissant Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc Nez.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Calais visit planner .

Drive from Dolancourt to Calais in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Dolancourt in August, you will find days in Calais are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Escalles, Plage de Malo-les-Bains, Wissant Beach
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Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
Cap Blanc-Nez ©
Cap Blanc-Nez
Cran d'Escalles ©
Cran d'Escalles

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