22 days in The Alps Itinerary

22 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps vacation planner

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Fly to Nice, Bus to Castellane
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Castellane, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Embrun, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lienz, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Castellane, France

— 3 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castellane: Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon), Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie) and Lac d'Allos (in Allos). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, snap pictures at Pont du Roc, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castellane online trip maker.

Warsaw, Poland to Castellane is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in August: highs in Castellane hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Embrun.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Embrun, France

— 3 nights
Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Embrun: Col d'Izoard (in Cervieres), Jausiers (Jungle Wake Park Jausiers & Col de la Bonette) and Zipline (in Briancon). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real, cool off at Aquaparc embrun, and get outside with Lac de Serre-Poncon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Embrun itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Embrun takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Castellane in August, you will find days in Embrun are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Embrun

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Theme 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, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Embrun to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, engage your brain at MUSE - Science Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castel Beseno, and finally admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Parco naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, and then take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Trento in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Trento

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Badestrand Achensee Nord (in Achenkirch), Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), make a trip to Georgskapelle, and meet the residents at Alpenzoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Trento to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Innsbruck is little chillier than Trento - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lienz.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lienz, Austria

— 3 nights
Lienz is a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Take a break from Lienz with a short trip to Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Heiligenblut, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, make a trip to Hauptplatz Lienz, whizz through the canopy at Lienzer Bergbahnen, and get in on the family fun at Wichtelpark.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lienz vacation app.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lienz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lienz can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Lienz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

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 an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online holiday builder.

You can drive from Lienz to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature