21 days in Switzerland, Bruges & Salzburg Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland, Bruges & Salzburg Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland, Bruges & Salzburg Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore hidden gems such as De Panne Beach and Atlantic Wall Museum. Get in touch with nature at Bruges Art Route and De Haan beach. Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Zonnebeke to see Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bruges online route planner .

New Delhi, India to Bruges is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect Bruges to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, De Panne Beach, De Haan beach, Atlantic Wall Museum
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De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Santis der Berg. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. Step out of Zurich to go to Schaffhausen and see Altstadt Schaffhausen, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zurich travel route builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bruges to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Santis der Berg, Altstadt Schaffhausen
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

6
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Pilatus Bahnen AG and Lake Lucerne. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and The Rosengart Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Andermatt (Teufelsbrucke & Suworow-Denkmal), Engelberg (Titlis Bridge & Mount Titlis) and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel (in Basel). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

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Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Engelberg, Andermatt, Uferpromenade Weggis, Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Bahnen AG ©
Pilatus Bahnen AG
Titlis ©
Titlis

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Escape the urban bustle at Lauterbrunnen Village and Schynige Platte. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Hohematte Park, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen Village, Schynige Platte
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Schynige Platte ©
Schynige Platte
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, then see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, then try your luck at Casino Salzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

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You can drive from Interlaken to Salzburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Parasailing & Paragliding
Untersberg
Untersberg

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