1 week in Winter Itinerary
Beautiful snow-capped scenery aside, the best part about traveling through Europe in winter is the lack of crowds. Keep in mind that days are short and transport to and within smaller towns may be affected by snowfall. But if you’re looking for a rapid 1 week winter itinerary that will showcase the best of Europe’s mountains and most epic rail routes, look no further than this.
Day 1: Geneva
Walk the shores of the lake and take in the incredible scenery.
Visit the Jet d’Eau, a stunning large fountain in the city.
View incredible artwork in Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, the largest art museum in Geneva.
Take a brisk walk through Parc Des Bastions, a beautiful natural park in the city centre.
Days 2 - 3: Interlaken
Catch a regional train from Geneva to Montreux, and then board the GoldenPass Scenic train to Interlaken.
Take a boat ride on either Lake Thun or Lake Brienz, included in your Eurail Pass.
Take a small private train to the pristine village of Lauterbrunnen.
Ride the train to the top of the Jungfrau, the highest train station in Europe.
Day 4: Lucerne
Walk the historic covered bridges of Lucerne.
Get an overview of Switzerland’s transport achievements at the fascinating Swiss Transport Museum.
Take in the panoramic views from the old city walls and towers.
Days 5 - 6: Munich
Go to a Bavarian beer hall for drinks and local delicacies.
Join a walking tour of the historic Old Town.
Take a refreshing cycle or walk through the Englischer Garten and locate the still wave on the river.
Tour Linderhof Palace, a lavish 19th-century royal residence.
Visit the BMW Museum and nearby Olympic Village.
Wander between the stalls of a traditional Christmas market and visit the largest nativity scene in the world at the Bavarian National Museum.
Day 7: Salzburg
Visit a Christmas market to drink Glühwein and eat traditional Austrian cookies and baked goods.
Warm up in one of the city’s many saunas and outdoor spas.
Walk the narrow streets of the Salzburg Old Town.
Take in a view of the city and snow-capped peaks from the Hohensalzburg Castle.
Is 1 week winter itinerary for me?
Winter is a fantastic time to explore Europe, and this 1 week winter itinerary will give you the best of the alpine views, scenic rail routes, and a taste of some of her most festive cities.
If you take the early trains, and follow the scenic routes, you’ll also be exposed to some of the most remarkable scenery from the warmth and comfort of the carriage.
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