60 days in The Alps Itinerary

60 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Brunico, Italy
— 6 nights
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 5 nights
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
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Merano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bormio, Italy
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 6 nights
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Castellane, France
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hofkirche and Achensee. Step out of the city life by going to Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and Patscherkofel Cable Car Lower/Valley Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Kitzbuhel (Schwarzsee & Element3 Ski School), Neustift im Stubaital (Parasailing & Paragliding & Grawa Wasserfall) and Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein). The adventure continues: trek along Walking Trails, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Leutascher Geisterklamm.

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Knoxville, USA to Innsbruck is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Knoxville in June: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 75°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and Naturdenkmal Seisenbergklamm. Franziskanerkirche and Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Kitzlochklamm (in Taxenbach), Lake Zell (in Zell am See) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip app.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brunico, Italy

— 6 nights
La Citta vecchia di Brunico and Piazza San Michele will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Cascate di Stanghe and Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino. Venture out of the city with trips to Sesto (Prati di Croda Rossa, Val Fiscalina, &more), Bressanone (Plose & Palazzo Vescovile) and Kloster Neustift (in Varna).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Brunico online itinerary planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Brunico in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brunico can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sella Pass and Alpe di Siusi. Take a break from the city and head to Sass Pordoi and Sonnenplateau Ritten - Altopiano del Renon. Change things up with these side-trips from Selva di Val Gardena: Pozza di Fassa (Val di Fassa & Val de San Nicolo), Funivia Pass Pordoi (in Canazei) and Val Duron (in Campitello di Fassa). On the 22nd (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Alpe di Siusi - Seiser Alm Bahn.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Selva di Val Gardena trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Brunico to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Brunico in June, things will get little chillier in Selva di Val Gardena: highs are around 55°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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 Castel Beseno and Forte Belvedere. Visit Castello di Avio and Saint Vigilio for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Riva Del Garda: Nardis Waterfalls (in Carisolo), Cascate Val Genova (in Pinzolo) and Santa Giuliana (in Vigo di Fassa). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Parco naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Bastion, explore the historical opulence of Arco Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbioni Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel Santa Barbara.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in June, expect Riva Del Garda to be much warmer, temps between 84°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Merano, Italy

— 5 nights
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Explore hidden gems such as Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History and Meran 2000. Escape the urban bustle at Saent Waterfalls and Gufyland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merano: Bolzano (Runkelstein Castle, Duomo Maria Assunta, &more), Rabbi (Ponte Tibetano & Percorso Kneipp) and Canyon Rio Sass (in Fondo). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Partschinser Wasserfall, trek along Meran Waalrunde, tour the pleasant surroundings at Merano High Mountain Trail, and make a trip to Lago di Resia.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Merano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Merano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Merano sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bormio, Italy

— 3 nights
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago di Cancano and Parco Nazionale Dello Stelvio. Gavia Pass and Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bormio's surroundings by going to Rock Engraving Park of Grosio (in Grosio), Castello di Pedenale (in Mazzo di Valtellina) and Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere (in Tirano). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Val Zebru, get great views at Torri di Fraele, and see the interesting displays at Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bormio travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merano to Bormio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Bormio sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 6 nights
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Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Moritz and Piz Corvatsch. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Chur and Remigius Church. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Viamala (in Zillis), Davos (Lake Davos, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Caumasee (in Flims). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), and take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your St. Moritz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bormio to St. Moritz takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bormio in July; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 69°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally get engrossed in the history at Castello di Montebello.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lugano trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Lugano is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Great St. Bernard Pass and Gorner Gorge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunnegga and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes (in Les Marecottes), Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Saviese) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Riffelsee, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Valere Basilica.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aosta.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aosta, Italy

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aosta Old Town and Piazza Emile Chanoux. Take a break from the city and head to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Rifugio Vittorio Sella. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aosta: Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin), Castello di Verres (in Verres) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Prato di Sant'Orso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago d'Arpy, and delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aosta travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Aosta in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Castellane, France

— 4 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get in touch with nature at Route des Cretes La Palud and Verdon Xp & The Funny Helmets. Step off the beaten path and head to Notre Dame de Beauvoir and Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc. Venture out of the city with trips to Centre Ville (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie), Pont d'Ondres (in Thorame-Haute) and Fontaine de la Colonne (in Riez). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and examine the collection at Maison Nature & Patrimoines.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Castellane trip app.

You can drive from Aosta to Castellane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips