15 days in The Alps Itinerary

15 days in The Alps Itinerary

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15 days in The Alps Itinerary

Start: Baku, Azerbaijan
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Castellane, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Saint Martin-Vesubie, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Leutasch, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Achenkirch, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Matrei in Osttirol, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Baku, Azerbaijan

2
nights
Castellane, France

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud, then explore the activities along Les Gorges du Verdon, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Castellane online journey planner.

Baku, Azerbaijan to Castellane is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Time (AZT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Baku in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Castellane, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Martin-Vesubie.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Route des Cretes La Palud, Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Saint Martin-Vesubie, France

Saint Martin-Vesubie ©
Saint-Martin-Vésubie is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.GeographySaint-Martin-Vésubie is established on the edge of a glacial plate.HistorySan Martin first appears in recorded history in the 12th century, although there are archaeological remnants of a Romanized indigenous population dating back to the 1st century.The medieval castrum, or fortification, extends along a cliff overlooking Valley of the Madonna through which ran the old Salt Road that extended from the Piedmont to the port city of Nice.It was part of the historic County of Nice until 1860 as San Martino Vesubia.In their 1997 book "The Templar Revelation," Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince write on pg. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Les lacs de prals and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Alpha.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Martin-Vesubie sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Saint Martin-Vesubie takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Castellane in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Saint Martin-Vesubie: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saint Martin-Vesubie

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parc Alpha ©
Parc Alpha
Les lacs de prals ©
Les lacs de prals

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Martin-Vesubie to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leutasch.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Leutasch, Austria

Leutasch ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): play a few rounds at Golfclub Seefeld Reith and then identify plant and animal life at Leutascher Geisterklamm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Blindsee, then explore the activities along Ehrwalder Almsee, and then tee off at Golfpark Mieminger Plateau.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leutasch travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Leutasch with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Achenkirch.

Things to do in Leutasch

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Golfpark Mieminger Plateau, Golfclub Seefeld Reith, Blindsee, Ehrwalder Almsee
Highlights from your plan
Golfpark Mieminger Plateau ©
Golfpark Mieminger Plateau
Ehrwalder Almsee ©
Ehrwalder Almsee
Golfclub Seefeld Reith ©
Golfclub Seefeld Reith

2
nights
Achenkirch, Austria

Achenkirch ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dreifaltigkeitskirche Church (Church of the Holy Trinity), then identify plant and animal life at Hinterriss-Eng, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Badestrand Achensee Nord. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzgebiet Grosser Ahornboden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kundler Klamm.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Achenkirch trip builder.

Traveling by car from Leutasch to Achenkirch takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Matrei in Osttirol.

Things to do in Achenkirch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hinterriss, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Church (Church of the Holy Trinity), Kundler Klamm
Highlights from your plan
Badestrand Achensee Nord ©
Badestrand Achensee Nord
Kundler Klamm ©
Kundler Klamm
Hinterriss-Eng ©
Hinterriss-Eng

2
nights
Matrei in Osttirol, Austria

Matrei in Osttirol ©
On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Umbalfaelle and then hike along Gletscherweg Innergschloss. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Grossglockner, look for all kinds of wild species at Vitalpinum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Assling, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matrei in Osttirol online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Achenkirch to Matrei in Osttirol takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Achenkirch in August, expect nights in Matrei in Osttirol to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Matrei in Osttirol

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Assling, Franziskanerkirche, Grossglockner, Umbalfaelle
Highlights from your plan
Gletscherweg Innergschloss ©
Gletscherweg Innergschloss
Wildpark Assling ©
Wildpark Assling
Grossglockner ©
Grossglockner

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Steingasse.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online holiday builder.

You can drive from Matrei in Osttirol to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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