12 days in The Alps Itinerary

12 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps tour itinerary planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Salzburg Airport
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Jausiers, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castellane, France
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum.

Before you visit Salzburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn, then explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Innsbruck tour planning app.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 5th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt tour planner.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Zermatt in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jausiers.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Jausiers, France

— 2 nights
Jausiers is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Allos, then make a splash at Jungle Wake Park Jausiers, and then don't miss a visit to Col de la Bonette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): cool off at Aquaparc embrun, then get outside with Lac de Serre-Poncon, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jausiers online road trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Jausiers by car takes about 6.5 hours. July in Jausiers sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Jausiers

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Castellane, France

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, head outdoors with Route des Cretes La Palud, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then take in the views from Pont du Roc.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellane road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jausiers to Castellane takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Jausiers in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Castellane, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips