29 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Murren, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Neustift im Stubaital, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll get in some beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Wyden Badi. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Rhine Falls. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 2 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 8th (Thu), make a trip to Town Hall, then look for gifts at Laderach Chocolatier Marktplatz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally get a new perspective on things with Dive-Store.ch. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Carolingian Outer Crypt, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Tinguely, and finally take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Basel day trip planning app.

Drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Thunersee, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, and then make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bern vacation builder.

Drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bern sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then cool off at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gornergrat. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally test the waters at Thermalquellen Brigerbad.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Murren.
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Murren, Switzerland — 2 nights

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata, take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, then hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, and finally make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

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Getting from Zermatt to Murren by train takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and finally visit Alpiglen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Murren to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get great views at Harderkulm, get great views at Schynige Platte, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary maker app.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, make a trip to The Nine Towers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Neustift im Stubaital.
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Neustift im Stubaital, Austria — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilde Wasser Weg, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

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You can drive from Lucerne to Neustift im Stubaital in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in June; daily highs in Neustift im Stubaital reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Linzergasse, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salzburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Neustift im Stubaital to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Neustift im Stubaital in June: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 4 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Take a break from the city and head to Offentlicher Badeplatz Brauwiese and Badestrand Hallstatt. There's still lots to do: stroll through Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, and explore the activities along Hallstatter See.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hallstatt trip itinerary app.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Copa Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Bernese Oberland travel guide

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Mountains · Parasailing & Paragliding · Waterfalls
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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.
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