7 days in Italy, The Alps & Lucerne Itinerary

7 days in Italy, The Alps & Lucerne Itinerary

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Alpbach, Austria
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Bolzano, Italy
— 1 night
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Sirmione, Italy
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Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Alpbach, Austria

Alpbach
Alpbach is a town in western Austria in the state of Tyrol.HistoryThe earliest written record of the name Alpbach comes from 1150, although human settlement is known to have begun there before and around the year 1000, and a bronze axe found at Steinberger Joch in 1860 suggests that the route was already in use in the Hallstatt period.Christianity was first brought to the region in the 7th and 8th centuries by Irish and Scottish monks, and the patron saint of the parish church is in fact St. To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alpbach trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Alpbach is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Alpbach is 9 hours. In September, Alpbach is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F. You will leave for Innsbruck on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Alpbach

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, then appreciate the history behind Triumphal Arch (Triumphpforte), and finally stroll through Rosshutte.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Innsbruck online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alpbach to Innsbruck takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Rosshutte
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Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Maria-Theresien-Strasse ©
Maria-Theresien-Strasse
Rosshutte ©
Rosshutte

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Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta and then step into the grandiose world of Runkelstein Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bolzano itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Bolzano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in September; daily highs in Bolzano reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Bolzano

Historic Sites
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Runkelstein Castle ©
Runkelstein Castle
Duomo Maria Assunta ©
Duomo Maria Assunta

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Mura di Lazise.

Plan my day in Sirmione using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bolzano to Sirmione in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Sirmione are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Varenna.
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Mura di Lazise ©
Mura di Lazise

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Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Varenna online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sirmione to Varenna in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica di San Giacomo, Castello di Vezio
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Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
Basilica di San Giacomo
Basilica di San Giacomo

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zermatt vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Varenna to Zermatt with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Museums · Historic Sites
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Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, and then examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucerne visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

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