17 days in The Alps Itinerary

17 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Start: Denver, United States
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Brunico, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Aosta, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Denver, United States

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and Franziskanerkirche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to DomQuartier Salzburg and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen. Step out of Salzburg to go to St Johann im Pongau and see Liechtensteinklamm, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, admire the striking features of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and make a trip to Linzergasse.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg day trip planner.

Denver, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 40°F in Salzburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Liechtensteinklamm
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Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) ©
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus)
DomQuartier Salzburg ©
DomQuartier Salzburg
Salzburger Freilichtmuseum ©
Salzburger Freilichtmuseum

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter and Tirol Panorama. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hofkirche and Dom zu St. Jakob. Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Hexenwasser (in Soll). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Tratzberg Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brunico.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kufstein Fortress, Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, Achensee, Hexenwasser, Tratzberg Castle
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Dom zu St. Jakob ©
Dom zu St. Jakob
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

2
nights
Brunico, Italy

Brunico ©
On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Piramidi di terra di Plata, get engrossed in the history at Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Palazzo Vescovile, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Neustift, thensteep yourself in history at Malga Fane, and finally admire the sheer force of Le Cascate di Stanghe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Brunico itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Brunico in 2 hours. When traveling from Innsbruck in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brunico: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Brunico

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Piramidi di terra di Plata, Le Cascate di Stanghe, Kloster Neustift, Malga Fane, Palazzo Vescovile
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2
nights
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Barbara Church, and then make a trip to The Bastion. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Arco Castle and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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Traveling by car from Brunico to Riva Del Garda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brunico in April: high temperatures in Riva Del Garda hover around 68°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Arco, Medieval Village of Canale
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The Bastion ©
The Bastion
Arco Castle ©
Arco Castle
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Issogne and Criptoportico Forense. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aosta Old Town and Museo Archeologico Regionale. Venture out of the city with trips to Salumificio Maison Bertolin (in Arnad) and Castello di Verres (in Verres). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour, make a trip to The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, and get outside with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aosta attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Aosta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Salumificio Maison Bertolin, Castello di Verres, Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, Castello Sarriod de La Tour, The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael
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Castello di Issogne ©
Castello di Issogne
Castello di Verres ©
Castello di Verres
Castello Reale di Sarre ©
Castello Reale di Sarre

2
nights
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
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. On the 1st (Sat), walk around Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon, thendon't miss a visit to Centre Ville, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee de la Faience and then get outside with Route des Cretes La Palud.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Moustiers Sainte-Marie tour planning website.

You can drive from Aosta to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 6 hours. In April in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Route des Cretes La Palud
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Notre Dame de Beauvoir ©
Notre Dame de Beauvoir
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Musee de la Faience ©
Musee de la Faience

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