9 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

9 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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9 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Merano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Selva di Val Gardena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Bormio
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Bolzano (South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology & Duomo Maria Assunta), Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Belvedere sulle Pareti Nord delle Tre Cime (in Dobbiaco). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, have fun and explore at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, and explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Merano trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Merano is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merano, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trento, Bolzano, Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, Lago di Braies, Belvedere sulle Pareti Nord delle Tre Cime
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum

2
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di San Silvestro, explore by horseback at Charlotte Horse Riding, then trek along Sass Pordoi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Colfosco, and finally stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sella Pass, then head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, then don't miss a visit to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Val Gardena.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Selva di Val Gardena trip website .

You can drive from Merano to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Merano in May: highs in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Canazei, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Charlotte Horse Riding, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, Chiesa di Colfosco
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Mineralogia e Naturalistico, then take a memorable drive along Stelvio Pass, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gavia Pass, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Cancano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormio trip planning app .

Getting from Selva di Val Gardena to Bormio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in May, you will find days in Bormio are much warmer (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio
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Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass

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