31 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

31 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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31 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Riva Del Garda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Andalo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Selva di Val Gardena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Braies
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Merano
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Bormio
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Aosta
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Melbourne

4
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riva Del Garda: Trento (Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO & Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali), Pinzolo (Cascate Val Genova & Trentino Ski Emotion) and Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (in Villa Lagarina). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Old Ponale Road Path, examine the collection at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, explore the world behind art at Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Tenno.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Riva Del Garda trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Riva Del Garda is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Riva Del Garda is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get colder in Riva Del Garda: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Andalo.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinzolo, Tenno, Trento, Arco, Rovereto
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Tenno ©
Lago di Tenno
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

4
nights
Andalo

Andalo ©
Andalo is a comune in Trentino in north Italy, with some 1,050 inhabitants in 2010. Change things up with these side-trips from Andalo: Trento (Cattedrale di San Vigilio, Fontana dell'Aquila, &more), Lago di Tovel (in Tuenno) and Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo (in Levico Terme). There's lots more to do: stroll through Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Romedio, and make a trip to Castel Thun.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andalo trip planning tool .

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Andalo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Andalo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trento, Castel Thun, Casa Dell'orso Centro Visitatori, Lago di Molveno, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra
Highlights from your plan
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Paganella ©
Paganella

4
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Get out of town with these interesting Selva di Val Gardena side-trips: Chiesa parrocchiale Badia (in Badia), Charlotte Horse Riding (in Campitello di Fassa) and Canazei (La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, Monumento a Fausto Coppi, &more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Selva di Val Gardena journey builder tool .

You can drive from Andalo to Selva di Val Gardena in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Andalo in December, expect nights in Selva di Val Gardena to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Canazei, Bressanone, Ortisei, Charlotte Horse Riding, Ski Academy San Candido
Highlights from your plan
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi

3
nights
Braies

Braies ©
Braies is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago di Braies, let little ones run wild at Parco Giochi "Kurpark", hike along Picco Vallandro, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valle di Casies.

To find where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Braies online tour planner .

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Braies in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Braies: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Monguelfo-Tesido, Valle di Casies, Lago di Anterselva, Lago di Dobbiaco, Parco Giochi "Kurpark"
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Lago di Anterselva ©
Lago di Anterselva
Alpe Pragas Srl ©
Alpe Pragas Srl

4
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merano: Chiesa conventuale Marienberg (in Burgusio), Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino (Ritterhof Wine Estate & Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Maria Assunta) and Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Rio Sass, appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, and stroll through Tappeiner Promenade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Merano trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Braies to Merano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Merano sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bormio.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolzano, Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, Livigno, Canyon Rio Sass, Lago di Resia
Highlights from your plan
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Tappeiner Promenade ©
Tappeiner Promenade

4
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. Explore Bormio's surroundings by going to Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano (in Tirano), Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva (in Santa Caterina) and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello (in Val Masino). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Stelvio Pass, don't miss a visit to Fonte Pliniana, get to know the fascinating history of Gavia Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Scuola Italiana Sci Valdidentro.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bormio holiday planner.

Drive from Merano to Bormio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Merano in December, plan for slightly colder days in Bormio, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Valdidentro, Nationalparkhaus naturatrafoi, Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Ganglegg Oberhalb Schluderns
Highlights from your plan
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Cogne (Sentieri della Valnontey & Lillaz Waterfalls). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, don't miss a visit to Porta Pretoria, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aosta journey planner.

Drive from Bormio to Aosta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cogne, Castello di Issogne, Forte di Bard, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis
Highlights from your plan
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area ©
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

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