27 days in The Alps Itinerary

27 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
Bus
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Brunico, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Folgarida, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aosta, Italy
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Step out of the city life by going to Schmittenhohe and Ski, Berge & Thermen Gastein. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haus der Natur and Franziskanerkirche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern) and Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen (in Werfen). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at DomQuartier Salzburg, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, take some stellar pictures from MoenchsbergAufzug, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Salzburg is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Salzburg to be much colder, temps between 6°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 5 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Get outdoors at Ski Arlberg and SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental. Explore hidden gems such as Dom zu St. Jakob and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Innsbruck: Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein), Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone (in Rattenberg) and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (in Obergurgl). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, admire the masterpieces at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, fly down the slopes at Schlick 2000, and see the interesting displays at Tirol Panorama.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brunico.
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Brunico, Italy — 3 nights

Kloster Neustift and La Citta vecchia di Brunico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Kronplatz and Le Cascate di Stanghe make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brunico: Sellaronda (in Corvara in Badia) and Bressanone (Plose & Palazzo Vescovile).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brunico sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Innsbruck to Brunico in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Innsbruck in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brunico: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 5 nights

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Medieval Village of Canale and Duomo Maria Assunta. Explore hidden gems such as Arco Castle and Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History. Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Castello Di Stenico (in Stenico), Andalo (Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta & Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal) and Chapel Santa Barbara (in Riva Del Garda). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meran 2000, take a stroll through Via dei Portici, make a trip to Chiesa di San Nicolo, and stop by Rango.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Trento trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Brunico to Trento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brunico in January: highs in Trento hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Folgarida.
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Folgarida, Italy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Sacrario militare del Passo Del Tonale, then explore the activities along Lago dei Caprioli, then take in breathtaking views at Canyon Rio Sass, and finally take in the views from Ponte Tibetano. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Skiarea Campiglio - Folgarida Marilleva, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Folgarida online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Trento to Folgarida by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.
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Aosta, Italy — 6 nights

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 in touch with nature at Torgnon and Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Issogne and Criptoportico Forense. Change things up with these side-trips from Aosta: Verres (Collegiata di Saint-Gilles & Castello di Verres), Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex) and Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Porta Praetoria, take a stroll through Piazza Emile Chanoux, get outside with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, and make a trip to Arco Onorario d'Augusto.

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

You can drive from Folgarida to Aosta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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