15 days in The Alps Itinerary

15 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps journey planner

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Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Braies, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castellane, France
— 2 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to Helsinki

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Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Frauenkirche (in Bischofshofen) and Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salzburg online sightseeing planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Salzburg is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Helsinki to Salzburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Salzburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Go for a jaunt from Innsbruck to Maurach to see Achensee about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Braies.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Braies, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get outside with Alpinschule Globo Alpin, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, then walk around Parco e Percorso Salute, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Braies.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Braies travel planning website.

Getting from Innsbruck to Braies by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Braies is somewhat warmer than Innsbruck - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Braies

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trento, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero dei Poeti, then browse the exhibits of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, and finally examine the collection at MUSE - Science Museum. On the next day, get great views at Cima Paganella, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, and then make a trip to Lago di Tovel.

Discover how to plan a Trento trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Braies to Trento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Trento are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Trento

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Zermatt tour planner.

You can drive from Trento to Zermatt in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Castellane, France

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Castellane road trip planning app.

Getting from Zermatt to Castellane by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Castellane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip