8 days in The Alps Itinerary

8 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps trip itinerary planner

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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Braies, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Salzburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Salzburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Salzburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Innsbruck is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, and enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck holiday website.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Braies, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco and then explore the activities along Lago di Braies.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Braies online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Braies in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in August, with highs in Braies at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Braies

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

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

You can drive from Braies to Zermatt in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours