38 days in The Alps Itinerary

38 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Castellane, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Orcieres, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Aosta, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Pinzolo, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

5
nights
Castellane, France

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Moulin Fortuné Arizzi and Francois Doucet Confiseur. Venture out of the city with trips to Isola 2000 (in Isola), Confiseries Florian (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup) and Valensole (La Fontaine - Produits de pays et vins & Lavande Angelvin). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Bureau des Guides de Canyon, look for gifts at Moulin a Huile Paschetta Henry, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Castellane trip itinerary builder tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Castellane is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in May; daily highs in Castellane reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Orcieres.

Things to do in Castellane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Oraison, Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Valensole, Moulin Fortuné Arizzi, Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur
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Climbing Tours
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur ©
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur
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Parc Alpha

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nights
Orcieres, France

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Librairie le Bleuet and Fromagerie de la Durance. Step off the beaten path and head to Lac de Serre-Poncon and Orcieres Merlette Ski. Change things up with these side-trips from Orcieres: Golf du Bois Chenu (in Barcelonnette), Distillerie Lachanenche (in Meolans Revel) and Sisteron (Rocher de la Baume & La Citadelle de Sisteron). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Queyras National Park. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at La Ferme des Cabrioles and get outside with ecrins vol libre.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orcieres trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Castellane to Orcieres by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Castellane in June, you will find days in Orcieres are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Orcieres

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisteron, Golf du Bois Chenu, Librairie le Bleuet, Distillerie Lachanenche, Queyras National Park
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Golf du Bois Chenu ©
Golf du Bois Chenu
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Librairie le Bleuet
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Rocher de la Baume

5
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Gornergrat and Clay Shoot Zermatt. Explore hidden gems such as Hohbalmen and Jack Wolfskin Store. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Service (in Verbier) and Saas Fee Ski Resort (in Saas-Fee). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, look for gifts at Laderach, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orcieres to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Service, Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

5
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.
Visiting Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Cascate del Rutor will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at La Casa del Cucu and Cafe Librairie Culture Alpine E Francophonia. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex) and Lago Blu (in Breuil-Cervinia). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Arco Onorario d'Augusto, delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre, and enjoy some friendly competition at JoyVillage.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aosta tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Aosta takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Pinzolo.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lago d'Arpy, Cascate del Rutor, Pila, Lago Blu, Castello Reale di Sarre
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Pila ©
Pila
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
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. Take a break from the city and head to Riserva Naturale Val di Mello and Cascate di Vallesinella. For shopping fun, head to Tecnocasa di Robert Ferrari or Findy Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Pinzolo side-trips: Golf Club Petersberg (in Monte San Pietro), Medieval Village of Canale (in Tenno) and Old Ponale Road Path (in Riva Del Garda). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascate Val Genova, glide through natural beauty at Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta, and do a tasting at Tenuta La Gatta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pinzolo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Pinzolo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Pinzolo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tenuta La Gatta, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Golf Club Petersberg, Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta, Medieval Village of Canale
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Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta ©
Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta
Golf Club Petersberg ©
Golf Club Petersberg
Tenuta La Gatta ©
Tenuta La Gatta

5
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and Ski Arlberg. Visiting Achensee and Golfpark Mieminger Plateau will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (in Serfaus) and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip builder website.

You can drive from Pinzolo to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pinzolo in June, expect Innsbruck to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Arlberg, Achensee, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
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Ski Arlberg ©
Ski Arlberg
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ©
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Mayrhofner Bergbahnen ©
Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Shop till you drop at Getreidegasse and Swarovski Shop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liechtensteinklamm and Lake Zell. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Schmittenhohe (in Zell am See) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salzburg attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zell am See, Obertauern Ski Resort, Liechtensteinklamm
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Liechtensteinklamm ©
Liechtensteinklamm
Lake Zell ©
Lake Zell
Schmittenhohe ©
Schmittenhohe