15 days in Austrian Alps, Bavarian Alps & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Austrian Alps, Bavarian Alps & Switzerland Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online route planner.

Tulsa, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tulsa to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tulsa in June: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 73°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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Berchtesgaden, Germany

Germany's Mountain Gem

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Andreas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Berchtesgaden, contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, and finally hike along Der Carl von Linde Weg.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berchtesgaden road trip planning tool.

Berchtesgaden is very close to Salzburg. June in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

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Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Rosshutte, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then explore the activities along Achensee.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Harderkulm (in Interlaken), Zurich (Old Town & Lake Zurich) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

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Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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Zermatt, Switzerland

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 16th (Wed): hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, then stroll through 5-Seenweg, and then enjoy the views from Gornergrat.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.