15 days in The Alps & Naples Itinerary

15 days in The Alps & Naples Itinerary

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Fly to Basel, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savines-le-Lac, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellane, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Naples International Airport
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Munich, Train to Innsbruck
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation maker tool.

Cardiff, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Zermatt is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Savines-le-Lac.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Savines-le-Lac, France

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Tue), make a splash at Aquaparc embrun, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Boscodon, and finally get outside with Lac de Serre-Poncon.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Savines-le-Lac takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Savines-le-Lac

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Castellane, France

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Castellane route builder website.

Drive from Savines-le-Lac to Castellane in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Savines-le-Lac, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castellane, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Lo Chalet di Mirko (in Pompeii). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castellane to Naples. Traveling from Castellane in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Naples to Innsbruck takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in August, things will get slightly colder in Innsbruck: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip