Hi everyone!! I have a solo trip booked in June for Switzerland and think I’m also going to do a solo trip to Austria in Sept. I get plenty of paid time off from work so I might as well start using it. 😊
I am a very unexperienced traveler with my only trip in the last 22 years being to Switzerland this past Sept. with my sister and bro in law. I am on my own for travel next year so will be traveling solo. Top priority for me is ease of travel, things like getting to the trains at the airport and getting from train stations to hotels.
I have a draft itinerary sketched out below and would love some feedback. I plan to do tons more research to finalize activities and day trips. So, now I am just concerned with making sure I have a good number of nights in each location so I can get the hotels booked soon while availability and prices look good. I’m flexible on time, so I am able to add an extra night or two if necessary.
I am looking at leaving around second week of Sept., hoping to avoid school breaks and festivals. My interests are more outdoor oriented, walking around and looking at all the old buildings and around the mountains.
Day 1: Arrive Vienna nonstop from Chicago; train to Salzburg [No plans to see Vienna this trip. While Much airport is a bit closer to Salzburg, the Vienna airport seems like it will be easier to navigate by myself especially with the train station right at the airport.]
Day 2: Salzburg (stay at Motel One or other hotel within walking distance of train station)
Day 3: Salzburg or day trip to x [not sure I’ll want to travel to Hallstatt]
Day 4: : Salzburg or day trip to x [no current interest in eagle’s nest]
Day 5: Train to Seefeld (stay at Oasis Princess or other hotel near train station)
Day 6: Seefeld
Day 7: Seefeld or day trip to Mittenwald and/or Garmich
Day 8: Train to Innsbruck (stay at AC hotel/Marriott or other hotel within walking distance of train station) [I know Seefled and Innsbruck are close, but I like the idea of splitting up my time between the two.]
Day 9: Innsbruck
Day 10: Innsbruck or day trip to somewhere in Italy
Day 11: Innsbruck or day trip to Kitzbuel or other, Hall?
Day 12: Train to St. Gallen, Switzerland
Day 13: St. Gallen or day trip to Appenzell
Day 14: Train to Zurich and afternoon flight nonstop to Chicago
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!! Also does anyone have any recommendations for websites or You Tube channels to check out? I found some great channels on Switzerland that I used for my recent trip but am not finding as much info. on Austria.
Edited to add: As I'm looking at this typed out on-line, I think I need to add another day to St. Gallen and possibly Seefeld.