13 days in Austria, Lucerne & Lake Como Itinerary

13 days in Austria, Lucerne & Lake Como Itinerary

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13 days in Austria, Lucerne & Lake Como Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso, United States
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bellano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Valparaiso, United States


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2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Lake Zurich will get you outdoors. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Murrenbach Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Fraumünster Church (in Zurich). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planning website .

Valparaiso, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Lucerne is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valparaiso in April: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zurich, Murrenbach Waterfalls, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Klettersteig Innsbruck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then get outside with Bergisel Ski Jump, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche Igls Vill.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip builder app .

Drive from Lucerne to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Pfarrkirche Igls Vill
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Klettersteig Innsbruck ©
Klettersteig Innsbruck

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.
Get some cultural insight at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Center of Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, walk around Schonbrunner Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Como.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along Il Sentiero delle Espressioni and then get outside with Orrido di Nesso. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, hike along Sentee di Sort, and then grab your bike and head to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Como road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Como takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bellano.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Sentee di Sort, Il Sentiero delle Espressioni, Orrido di Nesso
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Orrido di Nesso ©
Orrido di Nesso
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

3
nights
Bellano, Italy

Bellano ©
Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Anything But Work. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bellano trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Como to Bellano in 1.5 hours. In April in Bellano, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bellano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Greenway del Lago di Como, Castello Di Rezzonico, Castello di Vezio, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Anything But Work
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Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

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