27 days in The Alps Itinerary

27 days in The Alps Itinerary

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1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Aosta, Italy
— 3 nights
3
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Bormio, Italy
— 1 night
5
Merano, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Brunico, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
8
Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visit Mountaineers' Cemetery and Chateau de Tourbillon for their historical value. Visiting Gorner Gorge and The Matterhorn will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Valere Basilica (in Sion). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planning website.

Portland, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Zermatt is 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sion, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Issogne and Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso. Step out of the city life by going to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier. Explore Aosta's surroundings by going to Rifugio Vittorio Sella (in Cogne), Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin) and Castello di Verres (in Verres). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Aosta Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre, don't miss a visit to Porta Pretoria, and explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aosta trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Aosta takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rifugio Vittorio Sella, The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, Castello Reale di Sarre, Castello di Issogne
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Castello di Issogne ©
Castello di Issogne
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Castello di Verres ©
Castello di Verres

3
nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town Chur and Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair. Visiting Muottas Muragl and Engadine will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), National Park Centre (in Zernez) and Viamala (in Zillis). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz and explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier.

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You can drive from Aosta to St. Moritz in 4.5 hours. June in St. Moritz sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bormio.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Landwasser Viaduct, National Park Centre, Old Town Chur, Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, Viamala
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano, examine the collection at Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto, thenget to know the fascinating history of Gavia Pass, and finally take a memorable drive along Stelvio Pass.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bormio trip builder site.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Bormio takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in July: high temperatures in Bormio hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Bormio

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto
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Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass
Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto ©
Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass

2
nights
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Altopiano del Renon, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Duomo Maria Assunta, thenexplore the historical opulence of Touriseum, and finally admire the sheer force of Partschinser Wasserfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Runkelstein Castle, and finally examine the collection at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian.

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Getting from Bormio to Merano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. July in Merano sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Merano

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bolzano, Partschinser Wasserfall, Altopiano del Renon, Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History
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Touriseum ©
Touriseum
Runkelstein Castle ©
Runkelstein Castle
Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian ©
Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian

3
nights
Brunico, Italy

Brunico ©
Escape the urban bustle at Le Cascate di Stanghe and Prati di Croda Rossa. Get a sense of the local culture at La Citta vecchia di Brunico and Castel Badia. Change things up with these side-trips from Brunico: Plose (in Bressanone), Sass Pordoi (in Canazei) and Sellaronda (in Corvara in Badia).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brunico trip planner.

Getting from Merano to Brunico by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, Brunico is a bit cooler than Merano - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malga Fane, Prati di Croda Rossa, Le Cascate di Stanghe, Plose, Sass Pordoi
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Plose ©
Plose

4
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hofkirche and Pfarrkirche Fulpmes. Let the collections at Hexenwasser and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Schwarzsee (in Kitzbuhel), Achensee (in Maurach) and Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Grawa Wasserfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Badestrand Achensee Nord, hit the slopes at Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Innsbruck using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brunico to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Innsbruck are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zell am See.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Neustift im Stubaital, Schwarzsee, Hexenwasser, Badestrand Achensee Nord, Achensee
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Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche
Hexenwasser
Hexenwasser
Mayrhofner Bergbahnen ©
Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

2
nights
Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See ©
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): Head underground at Kitzlochklamm, take in breathtaking views at Liechtensteinklamm, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill, thenhit the slopes at Familienberg Maiskogel, thenhead outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zell.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zell am See tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zell am See in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaprun, Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall, Liechtensteinklamm, Kitzlochklamm, Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill
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Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm
Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill ©
Nationalparkzentrum Mittersill
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm ©
Sigmund-Thun-Klamm

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get a sense of the local culture at Salzburg Cathedral and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen. Change things up with a short trip to Gollinger Wasserfall in Golling an der Salzach (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planner.

You can drive from Zell am See to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) ©
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus)
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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