22 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Sargans, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturzentrum Thurauen and then identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Zurich is minus 9 hours. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Naturzentrum Thurauen
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Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried ©
Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Naturzentrum Thurauen ©
Naturzentrum Thurauen

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Elysee, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally identify plant and animal life at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valere Basilica.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sargans.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lausanne, Sion, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon
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The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

5
nights
Sargans, Switzerland

Sargans ©
Sargans is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Sarganserland in the canton of St. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caumasee and Old Town Chur. Visit Schloss Werdenberg and Church of Guarda for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sargans: Hoher Kasten (in Bruelisau), Autobau (in Romanshorn) and Alpen Arena (in Flims). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Nietzsche-Haus, explore the activities along Werdenbergersee, admire the masterpieces at Bundner Kunstmuseum, and don't miss a visit to Bad RagARTz.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sargans trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Montreux to Sargans in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seefeld in Tirol.

Things to do in Sargans

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chur, Guarda, Flims, Bad RagARTz, Hoher Kasten
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Albula Pass ©
Albula Pass
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Caumasee
Caumasee

3
nights
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

Seefeld in Tirol ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Tirol Panorama. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leutascher Geisterklamm and Burgenwelten Ehrenberg. Get out of town with these interesting Seefeld in Tirol side-trips: Grawa Wasserfall (in Neustift im Stubaital), Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens) and Golfpark Mieminger Plateau (in Mieming).

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Seefeld in Tirol tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Sargans to Seefeld in Tirol in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Seefeld in Tirol

Museums Parks Golf

Side Trips

Grawa Wasserfall, Tirol Panorama, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Burgenwelten Ehrenberg, Golfpark Mieminger Plateau
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Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
Burgenwelten Ehrenberg ©
Burgenwelten Ehrenberg

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Take a break from the city and head to Liechtensteinklamm and Wagrain Grafenberg. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg, don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and examine the collection at Haus der Natur.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seefeld in Tirol to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wagrain Grafenberg, Liechtensteinklamm
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DomQuartier Salzburg ©
DomQuartier Salzburg
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Votivkirche. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Biospharenpark Wienerwald in Tullnerbach, approximately Tullnerbach away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online holiday planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Biospharenpark Wienerwald
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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