8 days in Italy, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

8 days in Italy, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  1 h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Wengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Sirmione, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bolzano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
7
Alpbach, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Munich, Germany

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Molitor and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wengen visit planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Wengen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Wengen are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Wengen

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Kleine Scheidegg
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Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta and then tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Varenna trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Wengen to Varenna with the Route module. In September, Varenna is a bit warmer than Wengen - with highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Castello di Vezio, Villa Carlotta
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sirmione online route planner.

You can drive from Varenna to Sirmione in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino ©
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino

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nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide and then take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta, explore the world behind art at Tesoro Del Duomo, stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, then take an in-depth tour of BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature, and finally make a trip to Piazza Walther.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bolzano trip builder tool.

Getting from Sirmione to Bolzano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bolzano can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bolzano

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Merano Centro Storico
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck online journey planner.

Drive from Bolzano to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, Innsbruck is a bit cooler than Bolzano - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alpbach.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)

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Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alpbach trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Alpbach in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Alpbach

Historic Sites
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Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach ©
Pfarramt St. Oswald Alpbach

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