17 days in Switzerland, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Austria & Belgium Itinerary

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Start: Pune, India
Fly:  11 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— Few hours
Train + Fly:  6 h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  15 h
End: Pune, India

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, thenexamine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online itinerary planner.

Pune, India to Vienna is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Blasius Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg online day trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tirol Panorama, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitalskirche, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, make a trip to Innsbruck Town Hall, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Innsbruck route planning site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Tirol Panorama ©
Tirol Panorama

few
hours
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Lugano and then take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano road trip website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lugano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Lugano, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature Parks
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, steep yourself in history at Groot Begijnhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, thendon't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, examine the collection at Atomium, delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel).

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lugano to Brussels in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lugano in May, with highs in Brussels at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Abbaye de Villers, Citadelle (Citadel), Groot Begijnhof
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Abbaye de Villers ©
Abbaye de Villers
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, thenexplore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, thenmake a trip to The Markt, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of Polygon Wood, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Zonnebeke
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, stroll through Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, and finally explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Bruges to Lucerne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): walk around Hohematte Park. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, thenrace across the water with a speed boat tour, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Parasailing & Paragliding
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

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