13 days in Switzerland, Munich & Austria Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Munich & Austria Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Westendorf, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the awesome beauty at Castor Mountain, and then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, look for gifts at Laderach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zermatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Nature Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, explore the world behind art at Pinakothek der Moderne, don't miss a visit to Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Munich takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Westendorf.

Things to do in Salzburg

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

1
night
Westendorf, Austria

Westendorf ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, thenfly down the slopes at SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, thenfly down the slopes at Westendorf, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pro-Skischule.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Westendorf trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Westendorf in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Westendorf

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellmau Ski Resort and Village, Westendorf, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
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SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental ©
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village ©
Ellmau Ski Resort and Village
Westendorf ©
Westendorf

4
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 historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get in on the family fun at Prater, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Westendorf to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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