15 days in Austrian Alps & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Austrian Alps & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
3
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights

2
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thentake an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, thenstroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Parasailing & Paragliding
Getreidegasse ©
Getreidegasse

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, thenexplore the activities along Achensee, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Kaltwassersee, stop by Speckeria, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, thenpause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Achensee, Kaltwassersee, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
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Achensee ©
Achensee
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
Speckeria ©
Speckeria

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get outdoors at Lake St. Moritz and Muottas Muragl. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piz Nair and Val Roseg. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, appreciate the views at Engadine, and explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz).

To find maps and tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip site.

You can drive from Innsbruck to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in August, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pontresina, Bernina Pass
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich. Shop till you drop at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg and Bahnhofstrasse. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, The Nine Towers, &more). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Niederdorf and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in September, with highs in Zurich at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg ©
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

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You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

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Getting from Grindelwald to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mont Saleve
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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