46 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

46 days in Austria & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kals am Grossglockner, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

6
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, get in on the family fun at Prater, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Vienna is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Vienna are much colder (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and don't miss a visit to Linzergasse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kals am Grossglockner.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
nights
Kals am Grossglockner, Austria

Kals am Grossglockner ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kals am Grossglockner: Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut), Pro-Skischule (in Westendorf) and Sillian (Außervillgraten & Burg Heinfels).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kals am Grossglockner road trip website.

You can drive from Salzburg to Kals am Grossglockner in 3 hours. Traveling from Salzburg in December, you will find days in Kals am Grossglockner are little chillier (3°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kals am Grossglockner

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sillian, Staller Saddle, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Grossglockner, Pro-Skischule
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Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner
Außervillgraten ©
Außervillgraten
Kalser Glocknerstrasse ©
Kalser Glocknerstrasse

5
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Skigebiet Hochmoos (in Leutasch) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, pause for some serene contemplation at Herz-Jesu-Basilika, and examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip website.

You can drive from Kals am Grossglockner to Innsbruck in 3 hours. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Skigebiet Hochmoos, Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Stubaier Gletscher, Eisarena Fulpmes
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zurich vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & First Cliff Walk by Tissot). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, Interlaken is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Aletsch Glacier
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Heidi's Photo Chalet ©
Heidi's Photo Chalet

6
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and cruise along Gornergrat.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Explore Lenk im Simmental's surroundings by going to Lauenensee (in Lauenen), Burgkirche Raron (in Raron) and Adelboden (Tschentenalp & Freizeit- und Sportarena). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Skigebiet Metsch, take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle, get your game on at Sportarena Leukerbad, and identify plant and animal life at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In January, daytime highs in Lenk im Simmental are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Adelboden, Lauenensee, Burgkirche Raron, Sportarena Leukerbad
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Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
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 13th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally don't miss a visit to Broken Chair Sculpture.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Geneva journey maker app.

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. In January, Geneva is somewhat warmer than Lenk im Simmental - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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