9 days in The Alps, Fraueninsel im Chiemsee & Strasbourg Itinerary

9 days in The Alps, Fraueninsel im Chiemsee & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Fraueninsel im Chiemsee, Germany
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria — 1 night

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 13th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spitalskirche, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuit Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, then examine the collection at Tirol Panorama, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Wilten.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck online day trip planner.

London, UK to Innsbruck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Fortress Hohensalzburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, take a stroll through Steingasse, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Salzburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraueninsel im Chiemsee.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Fraueninsel im Chiemsee, Germany — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head outdoors with Fraueninsel and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraueninsel im Chiemsee holiday maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salzburg to Fraueninsel im Chiemsee. In July, daily temperatures in Fraueninsel im Chiemsee can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then explore the activities along Stellisee, and finally hike along Marmot Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castor Mountain, then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally trek along 5 Lakes Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraueninsel im Chiemsee to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Foy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Georges. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, steep yourself in history at La Neustadt, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg road trip tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Strasbourg in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and tram. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.
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