10 days in Zurich, Austrian Alps & Hallstatt Itinerary

10 days in Zurich, Austrian Alps & Hallstatt Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bregenz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

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Brussels, Belgium to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zurich, with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bregenz.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Bregenz, Austria

— 2 nights
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vorarlberg Museum, get great views at Pfander, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Herz. Jesu Kirche. On your second day here, stroll through Ski area Sonnenkopf, get outside with Bregenz Hafen, and then make a trip to Bregenz Festival.

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You can drive from Zurich to Bregenz in 2 hours. January in Bregenz sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bregenz

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then fly down the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, and then relax and rejuvenate at Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Bergisel Ski Jump, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

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You can drive from Bregenz to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bregenz in January since evenings lows in Innsbruck dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Hallstatt, Austria

— 2 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Old Town, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then don't miss a visit to Central Square Marktplatz.

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Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Hallstatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Town and Lake Zurich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more). Enjoy Zurich some more: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich holiday maker website.

Getting from Hallstatt to Zurich by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Austrian Alps travel guide

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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.