21 days in France, Austria & Interlaken Itinerary

21 days in France, Austria & Interlaken Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Amboise, France
— 1 night
7
Saumur, France
— 4 nights

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online tour planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Vienna reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of Salzburg with an excursion to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg holiday maker tool.

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eisriesenwelt
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Hallstatt is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hallstatter See, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, enjoy breathtaking views from Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", and go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Hallstatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Obertraun
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See

2
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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Innsbruck is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

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You can drive from Hallstatt to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Innsbruck are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Burgruine Thaur, Rathaus, Rosshutte, Swarovski Kristallwelten
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenstop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, thentake in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Staubbach Waterfall, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

1
night
Amboise, France

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 22nd (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thentake an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, thenstop by Galland Epicerie de Terroirs, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Amboise online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Amboise by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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nights
Saumur, France

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Get out of town with these interesting Saumur side-trips: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Azay-le-Rideau (Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau & Vinea Loire Valley). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Breze, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saumur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, and take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins du Puygirault.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saumur trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Amboise to Saumur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Saumur, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Breze
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Chateau de Saumur ©
Chateau de Saumur
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

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