11 days in Switzerland, Austria & Konstanz Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Austria & Konstanz Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland, Austria & Konstanz Itinerary

Salzburg, Austria
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alpbach, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
Paris, France

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Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach is a town in western Austria in the state of Tyrol.HistoryThe earliest written record of the name Alpbach comes from 1150, although human settlement is known to have begun there before and around the year 1000, and a bronze axe found at Steinberger Joch in 1860 suggests that the route was already in use in the Hallstatt period.Christianity was first brought to the region in the 7th and 8th centuries by Irish and Scottish monks, and the patron saint of the parish church is in fact St. For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alpbach travel itinerary planner.

Salzburg to Alpbach is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for St. Anton am Arlberg on the 20th (Sat).

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St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head outdoors with Tobogganing and then glide through natural beauty at St. Anton.

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Drive from Alpbach to St. Anton am Arlberg in 2 hours. In May, St. Anton am Arlberg is slightly colder than Alpbach - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Konstanz.

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St. Anton

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Konstanz, Germany

Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Konstanz vacation planner.

Getting from St. Anton am Arlberg to Konstanz by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, Konstanz is a bit warmer than St. Anton am Arlberg - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lucerne.
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Constance Harbour

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne online itinerary creator.

Getting from Konstanz to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

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Take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gruyeres.

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The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gruyeres: Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny), Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). The adventure continues: Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Gruyeres. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Glacier 3000, Creux du Van
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Creux du Van
St. Beatus Hoehlen
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
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Drive from Gruyeres to Geneva in 2 hours. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

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St Pierre Cathedral
The Geneva Water Fountain

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