15 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Aosta, Italy
— 1 night
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Trento, Italy
— 4 nights
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Brunico, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Aosta, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Prato di Sant'Orso, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense, and finally take a stroll through Piazza Emile Chanoux. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aosta Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Porta Praetoria, then don't miss a visit to Arco Onorario d'Augusto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aosta trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Aosta is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 4 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rango and Duomo Maria Assunta. Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Meran 2000 (in Merano), Fondo (Orologio ad Acqua di Fondo & Canyon Rio Sass) and Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History (in Tirolo / Dorf Tirol). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, take in the awesome beauty at Sonnenplateau Ritten - Altopiano del Renon, steep yourself in history at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, and get to know the fascinating history of Medieval Village of Canale.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trento trip planner.

You can drive from Aosta to Trento in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brunico.
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Brunico, Italy — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Piramidi di terra di Plata, then make a trip to Concordia 2000, then hit the slopes at Kronplatz, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Cron4. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Plose, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vescovile, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Neustift, then take in the awesome beauty at Prati di Croda Rossa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Citta vecchia di Brunico.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brunico day trip planning tool.

Drive from Trento to Brunico in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Trento in December, expect nights in Brunico to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alter Markt and Obertauern Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen) and Wagrain Grafenberg (in Wagrain). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and don't miss a visit to Stiegl Brauwelt.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Brunico to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leutascher Geisterklamm and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Innsbruck online trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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