30 days in The Alps Itinerary

30 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Savines-le-Lac, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aosta, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pinzolo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Canazei, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brunico, Italy
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 1 night
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Centre Ville.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Moustiers Sainte-Marie. When traveling from Mexico City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savines-le-Lac.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Savines-le-Lac, France

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lac de Serre-Poncon and Col de la Bonette. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Au Doux Meleze. Change things up with these side-trips from Savines-le-Lac: Distillerie Lachanenche (in Meolans Revel) and Ecrins Vol Libre (in Orcieres). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Boscodon and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queyras National Park.

Before you visit Savines-le-Lac, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Savines-le-Lac takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Savines-le-Lac, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Savines-le-Lac

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Aosta, Italy

— 4 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Criptoportico Forense. Get in touch with nature at Pila and Lago d'Arpy. Venture out of the city with trips to Cogne (Prato di Sant'Orso & Rifugio Vittorio Sella), River Rafting & Tubing (in La Salle) and La Thuile (La Thuile & Cascate del Rutor). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Porta Pretoria, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour, snap pictures at The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, and head outdoors with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aosta trip planner.

Drive from Savines-le-Lac to Aosta in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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Step off the beaten path and head to Lake St. Moritz and Val Roseg. Take a break from the city and head to Muottas Muragl and Engadine. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, and take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Moritz day trip planning site.

You can drive from Aosta to St. Moritz in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pinzolo.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pinzolo, Italy

— 2 nights
Pinzolo is a small town and comune situated in Val Rendena in Trentino in the northern Italian Alps at an elevation of 800m.It is mainly known as a ski resort during the winter months and as a popular touristic destination in the summer. On the 14th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Cascate Val Genova, then admire the sheer force of Nardis Waterfalls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Vigilio, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di Vallesinella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Lago Ritorto, stroll through Val Nambrone, then explore the activities along Lago dei Caprioli, and finally steep yourself in history at Forte Strino.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinzolo driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Pinzolo takes 3.5 hours. In September, Pinzolo is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riva Del Garda, Italy

— 3 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyon Rio Sass and Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta. Step out of the city life by going to Valle di Ledro and Lago Smeraldo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riva Del Garda: Orologio ad Acqua di Fondo (in Fondo), Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra (in Rovereto) and Duomo Maria Assunta (in Bolzano). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Bastion, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, and explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pinzolo to Riva Del Garda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canazei, Italy

— 2 nights
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, trek along Sellaronda, then admire the verdant scenery at Val di Fassa, and finally appreciate the views at Val de San Nicolo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sass Pordoi, then take some stellar pictures from Sentiero Viel del Pan, and finally don't miss a visit to Sella Pass.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Canazei trip planner.

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Canazei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Canazei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Brunico, Italy

— 3 nights
Visiting Prati di Croda Rossa and Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alpe di Fanes and Le Cascate di Stanghe. Explore Brunico's surroundings by going to Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'' (in San Candido), Vipiteno (Torre delle Dodici & Monte Cavallo - Neue Rosskopf GmbH) and Val Fiscalina (in Sesto).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brunico road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Canazei to Brunico in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, Brunico is little chillier than Canazei - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step out of the city life by going to Achensee and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step off the beaten path and head to Hofkirche and Dom zu St. Jakob. Venture out of the city with trips to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (in Serfaus), Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall, take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and don't miss a visit to Pfarrkirche Fulpmes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Brunico to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Liechtensteinklamm and Lake Zell. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and The Selinger. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salzburg tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips