28 days in The Alps Itinerary

28 days in The Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Alps trip itinerary planner

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Salzburg, Austria
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
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Braies, Italy
— 1 night
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Merano, Italy
— 4 nights
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Poschiavo, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

— 6 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Wolfgang (in St Gilgen) and Werfen (The Sound of Music Trail & Eisriesenwelt). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip planning site.

London, UK to Salzburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Salzburg is 1 hour. Traveling from London in October, Salzburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 5 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld), Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Achensee (in Maurach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and contemplate the long history of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online travel route planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

Braies, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella "Lago di Braies" and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Braies road trip app.

Getting from Innsbruck to Braies by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Braies are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Braies

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

Merano, Italy

— 4 nights
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Merano: Castel Beseno (in Besenello), MUSE - Science Museum (in Trento) and Bolzano (South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology & Piazza Walther). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, trek along Sass Pordoi, explore the striking landscape at Seiser Alm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Merano trip builder site.

You can drive from Braies to Merano in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Merano are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Poschiavo.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:

Poschiavo, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Marmites des Geants. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Poschiavo trip maker tool.

Getting from Merano to Poschiavo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Poschiavo

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno), Airolo (Sasso San Gottardo & St Gotthard Pass) and Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lugano holiday builder site.

Drive from Poschiavo to Lugano in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, trek along 5-Seenweg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19: