22 days in The Alps Itinerary

22 days in The Alps Itinerary

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22 days in The Alps Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Aosta, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Bormio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Pinzolo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Canazei, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Brunico, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Warsaw, Poland

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 31st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Faience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, then make a trip to Centre Ville, and finally cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maison Alexandra David-Neel and then contemplate the waterfront views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moustiers Sainte-Marie day trip site .

Warsaw, Poland to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Warsaw in August, you will find days in Moustiers Sainte-Marie are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Route des Cretes La Palud, Maison Alexandra David-Neel, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Maison Alexandra David-Neel ©
Maison Alexandra David-Neel
Notre Dame de Beauvoir ©
Notre Dame de Beauvoir
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunnegga and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Simplon Pass (in Brig) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, travel the rails with Gornergrat, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Simplon Pass, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Cascate del Rutor. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Breuil-Cervinia (Lago Blu & Casa del Miele), Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex) and Castello di Verres (in Verres). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, make a trip to Porta Pretoria, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aosta trip builder .

You can drive from Zermatt to Aosta in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Breuil-Cervinia, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Issogne, Lago d'Arpy, Cascate del Rutor
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Cascate del Rutor ©
Cascate del Rutor
Lago d'Arpy ©
Lago d'Arpy

1
night
Bormio, Italy

Bormio ©
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. On the 8th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Val Zebru, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gavia Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Torri di Fraele, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormio sightseeing app .

You can drive from Aosta to Bormio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pinzolo.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Torri di Fraele
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Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass
Val Zebru ©
Val Zebru
Torri di Fraele ©
Torri di Fraele

1
night
Pinzolo, Italy

Pinzolo ©
Pinzolo is a small town and comune situated in Val Rendena in Trentino in the northern Italian Alps at an elevation of 800m.It is mainly known as a ski resort during the winter months and as a popular touristic destination in the summer. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascate di Vallesinella, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Vigilio, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Val Genova, and finally admire the sheer force of Nardis Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pinzolo itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bormio to Pinzolo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bormio in September, with highs in Pinzolo at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canazei.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nardis Waterfalls
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Nardis Waterfalls ©
Nardis Waterfalls

1
night
Canazei, Italy

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get great views at Sentiero Viel del Pan, then make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then hike along Sass Pordoi, and finally don't miss a visit to Sella Pass.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canazei trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Pinzolo to Canazei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Sella Pass
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Funivia Pass Pordoi ©
Funivia Pass Pordoi
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass

3
nights
Brunico, Italy

Brunico ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Cascate di Stanghe and La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Get out of town with these interesting Brunico side-trips: Plose (in Bressanone), Kloster Neustift (in Varna) and Malga Fane (in Rio di Pusteria).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brunico trip builder app .

Drive from Canazei to Brunico in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canazei in September, with highs in Brunico at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike, Col Rodella, Kloster Neustift, Malga Fane, Plose
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Plose ©
Plose
Col Rodella ©
Col Rodella

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hexenwasser and Stuibenfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Achensee (in Maurach), Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Schwarzsee (in Kitzbuhel). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Grawa Wasserfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtpfarrkirche.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck travel website .

Traveling by car from Brunico to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Stadtpfarrkirche, Grawa Wasserfall, Stuibenfall, Leutascher Geisterklamm, Alpine Coaster
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Achensee ©
Achensee
Grawa Wasserfall ©
Grawa Wasserfall
Stuibenfall ©
Stuibenfall

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and Lake Zell. Venture out of the city with trips to Liechtensteinklamm (in St Johann im Pongau), Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salzburg online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, Lake Zell, Liechtensteinklamm, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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