15 days in The Alps Itinerary

15 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps trip itinerary planner

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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Umhausen, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nesselwaengle, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Madesimo, Italy
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vars, 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.
On the 1st (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Salzburg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Visiting Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck and Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden will get you outdoors. Take a break from Innsbruck with a short trip to Hinterriss-Eng in Hinterriss, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), trek along Klettersteig Innsbruck, examine the collection at Panorama and kaiserjager museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Umhausen.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Umhausen, Austria

— 2 nights
Umhausen is a municipality in the Imst district and is located 17 km southeast of Imst at the Ötztaler Ache in the Ötztal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Wasserfall-Erlebnisweg Ehrwald and then hit the slopes at Skischaukel Bergwang. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rosengartenschlucht and then tour the pleasant surroundings at See Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Umhausen online day trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Umhausen in an hour. Traveling from Innsbruck in February, you will find days in Umhausen are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nesselwaengle.

Things to do in Umhausen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nesselwaengle, Austria

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Rodelbahn Krinnenalpe and then take in the awesome beauty at Krinnalplift.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nesselwaengle day trip site.

Traveling by car from Umhausen to Nesselwaengle takes 2 hours. In February in Nesselwaengle, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madesimo.

Things to do in Nesselwaengle

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Madesimo, Italy

— 1 night
Madesimo is a comune in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110km north of Milan and about 50km northwest of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland.Madesimo borders the following municipalities: Campodolcino, Ferrera, Medels im Rheinwald, Mesocco, Piuro, Splügen, Sufers .Madesimo is a popular place for winter sports, and offers a variety of slopes an hills for both skiing and snowboarding. To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madesimo planner.

Getting from Nesselwaengle to Madesimo by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Zermatt.

Things to do in Madesimo

Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madesimo to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Vars.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Vars, France

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Orcieres Merlette, then fly down the slopes at Winter Parc, and finally glide through natural beauty at ESI Les Orres. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Pure and then fly down the slopes at Vars la Foret Blanche.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Vars trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Vars in 6 hours. February in Vars sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vars

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips