60 days in The Alps Itinerary

60 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
— 3 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 7 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
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Brunico, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bolzano, Italy
— 7 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 7 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 7 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 3 nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Notre Dame de Beauvoir and Centre Ville. Appreciate the collections at Maison Alexandra David-Neel and Musee Des Tourneurs Sur Bois. Explore Moustiers Sainte-Marie's surroundings by going to Chateau de La Verdiere (in La Verdiere), Chateau Vignelaure (in Rians) and Digne-les-Bains City (Musee Gassendi & Chapelle St Pancrace). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Sauvan, learn about all things military at Musee de L'Artillerie, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Graces, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Moustiers Sainte-Marie. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect nights in Moustiers Sainte-Marie to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Aosta, Italy

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso and Basilica di Sant'Andrea. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Regionale and Museo Borgogna. Explore Aosta's surroundings by going to Orta San Giulio (Villa Bossi & Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta), Cappella della Madonna di Loreto (in Roccapietra) and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Varallo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo, steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin, explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Issogne.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Aosta trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Aosta takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 7 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Pierre Gianadda will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Fondation Opale (in Lens), Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard (in Martigny) and Eglise St Germain (in Saviese). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, indulge your taste buds at Aigle Castle, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and see the interesting displays at Musee Suisse du Jeu.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Aosta to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelgrande and Chateaux de Bellinzone. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelli di Bellinzona and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bellinzona: Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca), Chiesa di San Nicolao (in Giornico) and Chiesa romanica di San Carlo a Negrentino (in Leontica). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Castello di Montebello, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona sightseeing planning site.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bellinzona in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 5 nights
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Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Moritz and Wine Tours Switzerland. Appreciate the collections at Segantini Museum and Engadine Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Moritz: Schloss Werdenberg (in Werdenberg), Chur (St. Regula Church, Old Town Chur, &more) and Grabser Muhlbach (in Grabs). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Park Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad, contemplate the long history of The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz journey planner.

Drive from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bellinzona in November: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Riva Del Garda, Italy

— 6 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona and Arte Sella. You'll explore and learn at MAG Museo Alto Garda and Castello Di Stenico. Explore Riva Del Garda's surroundings by going to Distilleria Marzadro (in Nogaredo), Casa Natale di Antonio Rosmini (in Rovereto) and Castel Beseno (in Besenello). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Corona, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Avio, see the interesting displays at Valle delle Cartiere, and savor the flavors at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda trip maker.

Drive from St. Moritz to Riva Del Garda in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in November, with highs in Riva Del Garda at 14°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brunico, Italy

— 6 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to La Citta vecchia di Brunico and Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cimitero Austro-Ungarico di Brunico and Castel Wolfsthurn - Museo Provinciale della Caccia e della Pesca. Change things up with these side-trips from Brunico: Schaubergwerk Prettau (in Ridnaun), Bressanone (Palazzo Vescovile, Centro Storico, &more) and San Candido (Cimitero della Parrocchia di San Candido & Piazza San Michele).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brunico online itinerary planner.

Getting from Riva Del Garda to Brunico by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riva Del Garda in November; daily highs in Brunico reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Brunico

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Bolzano, Italy

— 7 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Runkelstein Castle and Sacrario di Cima Grappa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kloster Saben - Monastero Di Sabiona and Duomo Maria Assunta. Explore Bolzano's surroundings by going to Nova Ponente (Kirchlein St. Helena & Santuario di Pietralba), Merano (Merano Centro Storico, Palais Mamming Museum, &more) and Cantina Tramin (in Termeno). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Domenicani, see the interesting displays at Centrale Idroelettrica DI Santa Massenza, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo, and get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Bolzano trip planner.

You can drive from Brunico to Bolzano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brunico in December, expect nights in Bolzano to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bolzano

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 7 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei and Dom zu St. Jakob. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Brauerei Schloss Starkenberg (in Tarrenz), 007 Elements (in Solden) and Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum), examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, and make a trip to Helblinghaus.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bolzano to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bolzano in December: highs in Innsbruck hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 7 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Mozarts Geburtshaus and Residenzgalerie Salzburg will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus (in Bad Ischl), Linz (Stadtpfarrkirche Urfahr, Ars Electronica Center, &more) and Hallstatt (Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary & Badestrand Hallstatt). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), stroll through Mirabell Palace, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips