30 days in The Alps Itinerary

30 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
— 1 night
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Savines-le-Lac, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aosta, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pinzolo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Canazei, Italy
— 2 nights
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Brunico, Italy
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 1 night
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. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Centre Ville.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Moustiers Sainte-Marie. When traveling from Mexico City in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savines-le-Lac.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Savines-le-Lac, France

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Lac de Serre-Poncon and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Col de la Bonette and Queyras National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Au Doux Meleze (in Montclar), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tallard) and Distillerie Lachanenche (in Meolans Revel). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Boscodon and head outdoors with ecrins vol libre.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savines-le-Lac route planner.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Savines-le-Lac takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in September, plan for slightly colder days in Savines-le-Lac, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Savines-le-Lac

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Aosta, Italy

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Cascate del Rutor. Get in touch with nature at Pila and La Thuile. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex), River Rafting & Tubing (in La Salle) and Cogne (Prato di Sant'Orso & Rifugio Vittorio Sella). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Porta Pretoria, delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, snap pictures at The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour.

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You can drive from Savines-le-Lac to Aosta in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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Step off the beaten path and head to Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. Take a break from the city and head to Muottas Muragl and Piz Corvatsch. Step out of St. Moritz with an excursion to Val Roseg in Pontresina--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Engadine, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip itinerary website.

Drive from Aosta to St. Moritz in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pinzolo.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

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Pinzolo, Italy

— 2 nights
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. On the 14th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Cascate Val Genova, then admire the sheer force of Nardis Waterfalls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Vigilio, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di Vallesinella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Lago Ritorto, look for all kinds of wild species at Val Nambrone, then explore the activities along Lago dei Caprioli, and finally steep yourself in history at Forte Strino.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinzolo driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Pinzolo takes 3.5 hours. In September, Pinzolo is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Riva Del Garda, Italy

— 3 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyon Rio Sass and Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta. Step out of the city life by going to Valle di Ledro and Lago Smeraldo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riva Del Garda: Duomo Maria Assunta (in Bolzano), Orologio ad Acqua di Fondo (in Fondo) and Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra (in Rovereto). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Bastion, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, and explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pinzolo to Riva Del Garda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Canazei, Italy

— 2 nights
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, trek along Sellaronda, then admire the verdant scenery at Val di Fassa, and finally appreciate the views at Val de San Nicolo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sass Pordoi, then take some stellar pictures from Sentiero Viel del Pan, and finally don't miss a visit to Sella Pass.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Canazei trip planner.

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Canazei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Canazei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Brunico, Italy

— 3 nights
Visiting Prati di Croda Rossa and Adrenaline X-Treme Adventures will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alpe di Fanes and Le Cascate di Stanghe. Explore Brunico's surroundings by going to Vipiteno (Torre delle Dodici & Monte Cavallo - Neue Rosskopf GmbH), Val Fiscalina (in Sesto) and San Candido (Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike & Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'').

Make your Brunico itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Canazei to Brunico by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, Brunico is slightly colder than Canazei - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step out of the city life by going to Achensee and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step off the beaten path and head to Hofkirche and Grawa Wasserfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch), Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol) and Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (in Serfaus). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu St. Jakob, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and make a trip to Pfarrkirche Fulpmes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Brunico to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Winter Sports

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Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Liechtensteinklamm and Obertauern Ski Resort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sigmund-Thun-Klamm and Getreidegasse. Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach) and Lake Zell (in Zell am See). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and view the masterpieces at The Selinger.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg holiday app.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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