12 days in Innsbruck, Bregenz & Zurich Itinerary

12 days in Innsbruck, Bregenz & Zurich Itinerary

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12 days in Innsbruck, Bregenz & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bregenz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Hexenwasser (in Soll), Grawa Wasserfall (in Neustift im Stubaital) and Achensee (in Maurach). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, tour or see a game at Freibad Wildschonau, and explore the world behind art at Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck travel planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Innsbruck. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Innsbruck: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bregenz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Freibad Wildschonau, Granatkapelle von Maria Botta, Hexenwasser, Grawa Wasserfall
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten

2
nights
Bregenz, Austria

Bregenz ©
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Pfander, take in the pleasant sights at Seepromenade, then make a trip to Bregenz Festival, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Rappenlochschlucht. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kirche Sankt Nikolaus, then steep yourself in history at Burgruine Alt-Ems, and then get outside with Traditionsbad Mili.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bregenz journey builder website .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Bregenz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bregenz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Bregenz

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kirche Sankt Nikolaus, Burgruine Alt-Ems, Rappenlochschlucht
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Mili ©
Mili
Bregenz Festival ©
Bregenz Festival
Pfander ©
Pfander

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, admire the landmark architecture of Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bregenz to Zurich takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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