20 days in The Alps Itinerary

20 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Embrun, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Castellane, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Sofia, Bulgaria

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Salzburg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sofia in May, you will find days in Salzburg are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

2
nights
Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel ©
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki, thenhit the slopes at Element3 Ski School, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pfarrkirche "Zum Heiligen Andreas". Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell, thenadmire the natural beauty at Alpenblumengarten, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Schwarzsee.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kitzbuhel trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Kitzbuhel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kitzbuhel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Zell am See
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Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki ©
Die Bergbahn Kitzbuhel - KitzSki
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Schwarzsee ©
Schwarzsee

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Achensee (in Maurach), St. Anton (in St. Anton am Arlberg) and Stubaier Gletscher (in Neustift im Stubaital). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), contemplate the long history of Innsbruck Town Hall, and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary website.

Drive from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Achensee, Swarovski Kristallwelten, St. Anton, Stubaier Gletscher
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Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
Swarovski Kristallwelten ©
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

2
nights
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Duomo, thenhave fun and explore at MUSE - Science Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castel Beseno, and finally get engrossed in the history at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, thenexplore the activities along Lago di Molveno, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trento day trip planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Trento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Innsbruck in June, things will get a bit warmer in Trento: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lago di Molveno, Castel Beseno, Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Trento to Zermatt takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Embrun.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

2
nights
Embrun, France

Embrun ©
Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Place Eugene Barthelon, steep yourself in history at Ruines du Fort de Reallon, head outdoors with Lac de Serre-Poncon, thencontemplate the long history of Abbaye de Boscodon, thenputt your heart out at Mini Golf du Plan d'Eau, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real. On your second day here, explore the activities along Plan d'Eau d'Embrun, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Lachanenche.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Embrun itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Embrun with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Embrun can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Embrun

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Meolans Revel, Ruines du Fort de Reallon, Lac de Serre-Poncon, Abbaye de Boscodon
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Plan d'Eau d'Embrun ©
Plan d'Eau d'Embrun
Abbaye de Boscodon ©
Abbaye de Boscodon
Distillerie Lachanenche ©
Distillerie Lachanenche

3
nights
Castellane, France

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Castellane side-trips: Moustiers Sainte-Marie (Church of Our Lady of the Assumption & Centre Ville). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castellane road trip planner.

You can drive from Embrun to Castellane in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Embrun in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castellane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing