15 days in The Alps Itinerary

15 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Fly
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Bormio, Italy
— 5 nights
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Drive to Varenna, Ferry to Menaggio, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train to Basel SBB, Fly to Manchester

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Salzburg, Austria

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, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg journey app.

Manchester, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Salzburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck road trip planning app.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Merano, Italy

Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Tappeiner Promenade, then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Terme Merano.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Merano travel route planning app.

Drive from Innsbruck to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Innsbruck in May, expect nights in Merano to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Trails

5
nights
Bormio, Italy

Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stelvio Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bormio: Pieve di S. Maria Nascente (in Edolo), Nationalparkhaus naturatrafoi (in Trafoi) and Il Bunker Del Passo Palade (in Lana). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with Trentino WILD - Rafting & Outdoor, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclopedonale Vello-Toline, and relax and rejuvenate at Hotel Bagni Vecchi.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Bormio trip planner.

Drive from Merano to Bormio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bormio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, kick your exploration up a notch at Forest Fun Park Zermatt, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bormio to Zermatt in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature