15 days in Austria, Frankfurt & Interlaken Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Frankfurt & Interlaken Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankfurt: Rothenburg (Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, Altstadt, &more), Heidelberg (Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), Altstadt (Old Town), &more) and Cologne (Cologne Cathedral & Chocolate Museum). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Romer, explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and try to win big at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt road trip site.

Boston, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Frankfurt is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Interlaken.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 4 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 Lucerne (KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, Lake Lucerne, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Zurich (Spas & Wellness, Niederdorf, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern.

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You can fly from Frankfurt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, things will get a bit cooler in Interlaken: highs are around 34°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, browse the different shops at RathausGalerien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. On your second day here, make a trip to Helblinghaus, then soothe aching muscles at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld, then fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Innsbruck takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from Interlaken in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Innsbruck, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports

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Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

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: Melk Abbey (in Melk), Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang) and Badestrand Hallstatt (in Hallstatt). There's much more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Austria travel guide

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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.