60 days in The Alps Itinerary

60 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 3 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 7 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
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Brunico, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bolzano, Italy
— 7 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 7 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 7 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 3 nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Notre Dame de Beauvoir and Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial. Appreciate the collections at Maison Alexandra David-Neel and Musee de la Faience. Explore Moustiers Sainte-Marie's surroundings by going to Digne-les-Bains City (Musee Gassendi & Chapelle St Pancrace), Chateau Vignelaure (in Rians) and Chateau de La Verdiere (in La Verdiere). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Sauvan, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Graces, learn about all things military at Musee de L'Artillerie, and don't miss a visit to Centre Ville.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Moustiers Sainte-Marie. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect nights in Moustiers Sainte-Marie to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Aosta, Italy

— 7 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castello di Issogne and Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Regionale and Forte di Bard. Explore Aosta's surroundings by going to Orta San Giulio (Villa Bossi & Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta), Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Varallo) and Cappella della Madonna di Loreto (in Roccapietra). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea, explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense, don't miss a visit to Arco Onorario d'Augusto, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Aglie.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aosta online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Aosta takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 9:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 7 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Opale will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Valere Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (in Saint-Maurice), Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard (in Martigny) and Eglise St Germain (in Saviese). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, indulge your taste buds at Aigle Castle, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and see the interesting displays at Musee Suisse du Jeu.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Aosta to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:

Bellinzona, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelgrande and Piazza Indipendenza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelli di Bellinzona and Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bellinzona: Chiesa di San Nicolao (in Giornico), Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca) and Chiesa romanica di San Carlo a Negrentino (in Leontica). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Castello di Montebello, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Bellinzone, and admire the striking features of Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona sightseeing planning site.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bellinzona in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 5 nights
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Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Moritz and Wine Tours Switzerland. Appreciate the collections at Segantini Museum and Engadine Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Moritz: Schloss Werdenberg (in Werdenberg), Chur (St. Regula Church, Old Town Chur, &more) and Grabser Muhlbach (in Grabs). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, and learn about all things military at Museum Stelvio Umbrail 14/18.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz attractions site.

Drive from Bellinzona to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bellinzona in November, expect St. Moritz to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Riva Del Garda, Italy

— 6 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona and Castello di Avio. You'll explore and learn at Arte Sella and MAG Museo Alto Garda. Explore Riva Del Garda's surroundings by going to Casa Natale di Antonio Rosmini (in Rovereto), Distilleria Marzadro (in Nogaredo) and Castel Beseno (in Besenello). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Santa Barbara, do a tasting at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, explore the historical opulence of Fondazione Ugo Da Como, and take an in-depth tour of Castello Di Stenico.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda trip maker.

Drive from St. Moritz to Riva Del Garda in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in November, with highs in Riva Del Garda at 14°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:

Brunico, Italy

— 6 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to La Citta vecchia di Brunico and Pesariis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cimitero Austro-Ungarico di Brunico and Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi. Change things up with these side-trips from Brunico: Schaubergwerk Prettau (in Ridnaun), Castel Wolfsthurn - Museo Provinciale della Caccia e della Pesca (in Mareta) and San Candido (Cimitero della Parrocchia di San Candido & Piazza San Michele).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brunico tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Riva Del Garda to Brunico in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riva Del Garda in November, expect Brunico to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Brunico

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:

Bolzano, Italy

— 7 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo Maria Assunta and Sacrario di Cima Grappa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Runkelstein Castle and Centrale Idroelettrica DI Santa Massenza. Explore Bolzano's surroundings by going to Cantina Tramin (in Termeno), Nova Ponente (Kirchlein St. Helena & Santuario di Pietralba) and Merano (Merano Centro Storico, Palais Mamming Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Saben - Monastero Di Sabiona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Francescani, examine the collection at Museo Mercantile, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Inferiore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bolzano trip planner.

Drive from Brunico to Bolzano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Brunico, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bolzano, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Bolzano

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 7 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dom zu St. Jakob and Grassmayr Glockenmuseum Glockengiesserei. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone and Tyrolean Provincial Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum). Explore Innsbruck's surroundings by going to Brauerei Schloss Starkenberg (in Tarrenz), Aqua Dome - Tirol Therme Laengenfeld (in Langenfeld) and 007 Elements (in Solden). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, examine the collection at Hexenwasser, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, and steep yourself in history at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Bolzano to Innsbruck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bolzano in December, you will find days in Innsbruck are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 20:

Salzburg, Austria

— 7 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Mozarts Geburtshaus and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Pfarrkirche St, Nikolaus (in Bad Ischl), Hallstatt (Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary & Badestrand Hallstatt) and Linz (Stadtpfarrkirche Urfahr, Ars Electronica Center, &more). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27: