33 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

33 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Aosta
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Riva Del Garda
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Brunico
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Selva di Val Gardena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Merano
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Bormio
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h
End: Jerusalem

5
nights
Aosta

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aosta: Val Ferret (in Courmayeur), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, explore the historical opulence of Castel Savoia, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aosta travel route planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Aosta is an approximately 10- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Aosta due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Morgex, Castello Gamba, Parc Animalier d'Introd, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area, Val Ferret
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Porta Pretoria ©
Porta Pretoria

6
nights
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Change things up with these side-trips from Riva Del Garda: Lago di Molveno (in Molveno), Trento (Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, &more) and Castello Di Stenico (in Stenico). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Old Ponale Road Path, examine the collection at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, make a trip to Lago DI Levico, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Val Genova.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda road trip planner.

You can drive from Aosta to Riva Del Garda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rovereto, Tenno, Trento, Pinzolo, Borgo di San Lorenzo in Banale
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

5
nights
Brunico

Brunico ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brunico: San Candido (Cimitero della Parrocchia di San Candido & Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''), Kloster Neustift (in Varna) and Le Cascate di Stanghe (in Racines).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brunico trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Brunico takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Brunico is slightly colder than Riva Del Garda - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Candido, Campo Tures, Bressanone, Lago di Anterselva, Adrenaline X-Treme Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Castello di Taufers ©
Castello di Taufers

5
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Canazei (La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, Sentiero Viel del Pan, &more), Puez-Geisler Nature Park (in Bolzano) and Chiesa di Santa Maddalena (in Barbiano).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selva di Val Gardena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brunico to Selva di Val Gardena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Brunico in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Selva di Val Gardena: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Canazei, Ortisei, Piattaforma Panoramica Latemar.360°, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Chiesa Santa Cristina di Bolsena
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

6
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merano: Lago di Tovel (in Tuenno), Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, &more) and Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago dei Caprioli, walk around Passeggiata Gilf, and step into the grandiose world of Castel Coira - Churburg.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Merano trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Selva di Val Gardena to Merano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in October: highs in Merano hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bormio.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolzano, Fondo, Lago dei Caprioli, Lago di Carezza, Castel Thun
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Tappeiner Promenade ©
Tappeiner Promenade

5
nights
Bormio

Bormio ©
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva (in Santa Caterina), Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano (in Tirano) and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino). There's lots more to do: cruise along Stelvio Pass, let little ones run wild at Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gavia Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bormio trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Merano to Bormio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. October in Bormio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva, Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi, Rock Engraving Park of Grosio, Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde, Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde ©
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass

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