24 days in The Alps Itinerary

24 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps travel route maker

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Fly to Verona Villafranca Airport, Drive to Andalo
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Andalo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vars, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gap, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Andalo, Italy

— 2 nights
Andalo is a comune in Trentino in north Italy, with some 1,050 inhabitants in 2010. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like MUSE - Science Museum and Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra. Explore Andalo's surroundings by going to Scuola Italiana Sci e Snowboard Val di Pejo (in Cogolo), Chiesa della Nativita di Maria (in Pellizzano) and Italian Ski School Marilleva (in Mezzana). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, stroll through Paganella, and ski along the peaceful trails at Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Andalo is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Andalo. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Andalo hover around 9°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Andalo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Classes

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Family-friendly places like Gornergrat and Sunnegga will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and take in the views from Hangebrucke.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt vacation planning website.

You can drive from Andalo to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vars.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Vars, France

— 3 nights
Attractions like Pure and Vars la Foret Blanche make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier), Montgenevre (Montgenevre Ski Resort & Durancia & SPA NUXE) and Serre Chevalier Sensation (in Briancon).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vars trip builder website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Vars in 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Gap.

Things to do in Vars

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gap, France

— 3 nights
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Attractions like Ski Orcieres Merlette and Orcieres Merlette Ski make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Gap: Station du Grand Puy Seyne les Alpes (in Seyne les Alpes), Esf Chabanon (in Selonnet) and Librairie De fil en Page (in Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse, stroll around La Vallee Sauvage, relax in the rural setting at La Ferme de Pic Poncon, and see the interesting displays at Apiland Nature.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Gap itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Vars to Gap takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Gap

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kids will enjoy The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Bergisel Ski Jump. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Pfarramt Soll (in Soll), St. Sixtus and Oswald Church (in Niederau) and Pro-Skischule (in Westendorf). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, hit the slopes at Westendorf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Stadtpfarrkirche.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck day trip website.

You can drive from Gap to Innsbruck in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kids will enjoy Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online journey maker.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks