22 days in Upper Austria & Swiss Alps Itinerary

22 days in Upper Austria & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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22 days in Upper Austria & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
Linz, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hallstatt, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Andermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  9​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

3
nights
Linz, Austria

Linz ©
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Linz: Altstadt Steyr (in Steyr), Tostmann Trachten (in Seewalchen am Attersee) and Weg im Schloßpark (in Scharding). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Linz online holiday planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Linz is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Linz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Linz

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tostmann Trachten, Altstadt Steyr, KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Weg im Schloßpark
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KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen ©
KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen
Tostmann Trachten ©
Tostmann Trachten
Pöstlingbergbahn ©
Pöstlingbergbahn

4
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hallstatt: Traunsee (in Gmunden) and Pfarre St. Wolfgang (in St. Wolfgang). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten, contemplate the waterfront views at Gosauseen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt holiday planner .

Drive from Linz to Hallstatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Obertraun, Kleines Matterhorn, Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus, Pfarre St. Wolfgang, Gosauseen
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten ©
Salzwelten
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See

3
nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Old Town Chur (in Chur), Flims (Caumasee & Trudg Dil Flem) and Val Roseg (in Pontresina). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, appreciate the views at Engadine, and take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz vacation maker .

You can drive from Hallstatt to St. Moritz in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Flims, Old Town Chur, Bernina Pass
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

4
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona) and Locarno (Lido Locarno & Falconeria Locarno). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, get great views at Monte Bre, and browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lugano trip builder app .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in July: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Andermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Swissminiatur, Monte Tamaro, Fox Town Factory Stores
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

2
nights
Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt ©
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, make a trip to Rhone Glacier, then don't miss a visit to Grimsel Pass, and finally take in the history at Teufelsbrucke. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, then stroll through Funivie Airolo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass, and finally see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Ursern.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Andermatt travel planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Andermatt in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Andermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Airolo, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Rhone Glacier, Furka Pass, Grimsel Pass
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Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
St Gotthard Pass ©
St Gotthard Pass
Teufelsbrucke ©
Teufelsbrucke

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Martigny to see Fondation Pierre Gianadda about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andermatt to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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