16 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Leutasch, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Achenkirch, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Fri), shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ufschotti Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich driving holiday app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich. In July, Zurich is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding. For shopping fun, head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern or Molitor. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen), Klingende Sammlung (in Bern) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

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You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Leutasch.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

1
night
Leutasch, Austria

Leutasch ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): play a few rounds at Golfclub Seefeld - Wildmoos, play a few rounds at Golfpark Mieminger Plateau, contemplate the waterfront views at Blindsee, then explore the activities along Ehrwalder Almsee, and finally hike along Wasserfall-Erlebnisweg Ehrwald. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Timmelsjoch high alpine road, then admire the landmark architecture of Bergisel Ski Jump, then hike along Karwendel Nature Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm.

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Traveling by car from Interlaken to Leutasch takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Achenkirch.

Things to do in Leutasch

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ehrwald, Innsbruck, Blindsee, Golfpark Mieminger Plateau, Golfclub Seefeld - Wildmoos
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Golfpark Mieminger Plateau ©
Golfpark Mieminger Plateau
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Karwendel Nature Park ©
Karwendel Nature Park

2
nights
Achenkirch, Austria

Achenkirch ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hinterriss-Eng, then look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden, then shop like a local with Haus Steht Kopf, and finally explore the activities along Achensee. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Badestrand Achensee Nord, then trek along Kundler Klamm, and then get into the urban bustle at Congress Centrum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Achenkirch trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Leutasch to Achenkirch by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Achenkirch are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Achenkirch

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Haus Steht Kopf, Congress Centrum, Kundler Klamm, Achensee
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Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord
Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng
Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Head to Getreidegasse and Schranne Marketfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gollinger Wasserfall. The adventure continues: get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip builder .

Traveling by car from Achenkirch to Salzburg takes 2 hours. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Untersberg
Untersberg
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally look for gifts at FreyWille.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
FreyWille ©
FreyWille

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