13 days in Austria, Germany & Swiss Alps Itinerary

13 days in Austria, Germany & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Veytaux and see Chateau de Chillon, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

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Chicago, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago to Zermatt, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

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 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Vienna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Old Town and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hallstatt day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Hallstatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Salzwelten Hallstatt ©
Salzwelten Hallstatt

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along English Garden, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Munich are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

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