8 days in The Alps Itinerary

8 days in The Alps Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Bolzano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Aosta, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria — 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally deepen your understanding at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Blasius Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salzburg online tour planner.

Oslo, Norway to Salzburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oslo in July, Salzburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bolzano.
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Bolzano, Italy — 2 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Domenicani, make a trip to Via Argentieri, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sonnenplateau Ritten - Altopiano del Renon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel Presule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian, explore the historical opulence of Touriseum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Corso Della Liberta.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bolzano trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bolzano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salzburg in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bolzano: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bellinzona.
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Bellinzona, Switzerland — 1 night

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, don't miss a visit to Valle Verzasca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Bolzano to Bellinzona in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bolzano in July: highs in Bellinzona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then get interesting insight from Fly Fish Zermatt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally hike along 5 Lakes Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt itinerary maker app.

Getting from Bellinzona to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aosta.
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Aosta, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, then steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Roman road to the Gauls and its arch, and finally look for gifts at Salumificio Maison Bertolin. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Area Megalitica di Saint-Martin-de-Corleans and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priorato di Sant'Orso.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Aosta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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