15 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

15 days in Austria & Zurich Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Bregenz, Austria
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme and Glockenspiel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salzburger Freilichtmuseum and Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Schober Frauenkopf Mountain (in Fuschl am See), Gmunden (Rathaus & Seeschloss Ort) and Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker (in St Gilgen). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Steingasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster, examine the collection at FAHRTRAUM, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Michaelskirche.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg travel route builder.

New York City, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Salzburg is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salzburg, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 25th (Tue), let little ones run wild at Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area, explore the striking landscape at Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, then examine the collection at Museum Hallstatt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hallstatt Lutheran Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of the Assumption. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Traunsee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannesbergkapelle, and finally admire the striking features of Siriuskogl.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hallstatt online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hafelekarspitze, ponder the world of politics at Congress innsbruck, then take in the awesome beauty at Klettersteig Innsbruck, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuit Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, examine the collection at Burg Hasegg / Hall Mint, contemplate the long history of Rathaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Basilika, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Bregenz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Bregenz, Austria

— 3 nights
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Get a sense of the local culture at Pfarrkirche Bartholomaberg and Schloss Hohenems. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilika Rankweil and Schloss Glopper. Explore Bregenz's surroundings by going to Schwarzenberg (Angelika Kauffmann Museum & Schwarzenberger Pfarrkirche), Pfarrkirche (in Schruns) and St. Agatha Kapelle am Kristberg (in Silbertal). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Gallus, get to know the fascinating history of Oberstadt Bregenz, look for all kinds of wild species at Adlerwarte Eagle Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Dornbirner Marktplatz.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bregenz online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Bregenz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bregenz are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Bregenz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seebad Enge and Felsenegg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Augusta Raurica and Offene Kirche Elisabethen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Basel (Clarakirche & Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Planetary Path (Planetenweg), head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, and contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bregenz to Zurich takes 2 hours. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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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.