38 days in The Alps Itinerary

38 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 6 nights
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Trento, Italy
— 5 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 5 nights
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Castellane, France
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria — 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen) and Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Salzburg is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 6 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maria Himmelfahrt (in Ebbs), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 5 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lago di Molveno (in Molveno), Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park (in Tiers) and Cantina A. Martinelli 1860 (in Mezzocorona). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, explore the historical opulence of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tappeiner Promenade, and don't miss a visit to Fontana del Nettuno.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip builder site.

Getting from Innsbruck to Trento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Innsbruck in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Trento: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona), Orselina (Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso & Cardada) and Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, walk around Parco Ciani, and admire the natural beauty at Parco San Grato.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Trento to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trento in June, you will find days in Lugano are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aosta.
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Aosta, Italy — 5 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.
Explore Aosta's surroundings by going to QC Terme Pre Saint Didier (in Pre-Saint-Didier), Castello di Issogne (in Issogne) and Maison Bruil (in Introd). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, admire the striking features of Aosta Old Town, and explore the ancient world of Porta Praetoria.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aosta route planning website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Aosta takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane, France — 5 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Moustiers Sainte-Marie (Centre Ville & Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon) and La Palud sur Verdon (Verdon Escalade & Route des Cretes La Palud). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castellane planner.

Drive from Aosta to Castellane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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