15 days in The Alps Itinerary

15 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps route 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
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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). There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, stroll through Mirabell Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour itinerary 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, you will find days in Salzburg are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to Achensee in Maurach--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, pause for some photo ops at Hofkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Braies.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Braies, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Alpinschule Globo Alpin, then explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, then walk around Parco e Percorso Salute, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Braies online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Braies takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in July, with highs in Braies at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero dei Poeti, then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Science Museum. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cima Paganella, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, and then make a trip to Lago di Tovel.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Braies to Trento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough 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: get great views at Gornergrat, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and don't miss a visit to Riffelsee.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Trento to Zermatt takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) 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 28th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Castellane trip website.

Drive from Zermatt to Castellane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Castellane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip