15 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Aosta, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, see the interesting displays at Domquartier, browse the exhibits of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel route planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Salzburg is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Salzburg. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Speckeria, admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum), and finally admire the masterpieces at Swarovski Crystal Worlds. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm, and then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner .

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leutascher Geisterklamm, Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

2
nights
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), then get engrossed in the history at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Avio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Monte Brione, take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Stenico, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Valle di Ledro.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Riva Del Garda travel route planner.

Drive from Innsbruck to Riva Del Garda in 3 hours. Traveling from Innsbruck in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Riva Del Garda: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Castello di Avio, Castello Di Stenico
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Castello di Avio ©
Castello di Avio

3
nights
Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, and then examine the collection at Forte di Bard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the views at Val Veny, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison, explore the historical opulence of Castello Reale di Sarre, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour, and finally take a stroll through Piazza Emile Chanoux.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aosta online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Riva Del Garda to Aosta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Courmayeur, Castello di Fenis, Castello Reale di Sarre, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello Sarriod de La Tour
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Val Veny ©
Val Veny
Castello Reale di Sarre ©
Castello Reale di Sarre
Castello Sarriod de La Tour ©
Castello Sarriod de La Tour

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll through Hohematte Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip app .

Traveling by car from Aosta to Interlaken takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Aare Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

1
night
Bellinzona, Switzerland

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, stop by Chocolat Stella, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bellinzona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in August: high temperatures in Bellinzona hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chocolat Stella
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then identify plant and animal life at Klingnauer Stausee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt).

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You can take a train from Bellinzona to Zurich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bellinzona in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Klingnauer Stausee
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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