10 days in The Alps Itinerary

10 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps vacation planner

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Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castellane, France
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planning tool.

Durham, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Durham in July, expect Salzburg to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, then explore the activities along Achensee, and then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck road trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 18th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and then hike along 5-Seenweg. On the next day, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt journey planner.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Zermatt in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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Castellane, France

— 2 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Castellane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Castellane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

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