31 days in Zermatt, Saalbach-Hinterglemm & Rust Itinerary

31 days in Zermatt, Saalbach-Hinterglemm & Rust Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Drive
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Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
— 10 nights
Drive
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Rust, Germany
— 11 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Stockholm

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Zermatt, Switzerland — 9 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Massaschlucht (in Naters), Eglise du Cloitre (in Aigle) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zermatt travel planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Zermatt is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria — 10 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Saalbach-Hinterglemm side-trips: Pfarrkirche Sankt Virgil (in Rattenberg), Stadtpfarrkirche (in Schwaz) and Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saalbach-Hinterglemm itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zermatt to Saalbach-Hinterglemm by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rust.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Rust, Germany — 11 nights

Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rust: Freiburg im Breisgau (Schwabentor, Japanischer Garten, &more), Pagodenburg (in Rastatt) and Baden-Baden (Cistercienserinnen-Abtei Lichtenthal, Faberge Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, do a tasting at Weingut Bercher, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jakobskapelle - Berglekapelle, and take in panoramic vistas at Buchkopfturm Oppenau.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rust online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saalbach-Hinterglemm to Rust in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Rust can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks
Side Trips