10 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spiez, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Helblinghaus, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Innsbruck is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Innsbruck. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in May: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Zell am See.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trip

Zell am See, Austria — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 27th (Fri), hit the slopes at Zell Am See and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, then take a memorable drive along Grossglockner High Alpine Road, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zell am See, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zell am See in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Spiez.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Spiez, Switzerland — 3 nights

Spiez is a town and municipality on the shore of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss canton of Bern. Get out of town with these interesting Spiez side-trips: Nature Park Blausee (in Blausee-Mitholz), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, get outside with Spiezer Rundwanderweg, contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Spiez trip maker tool.

You can drive from Zell am See to Spiez in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in Spiez sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Spiez to Zurich in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Nature · Parks

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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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