13 days in Goa, Giethoorn & Italian Alps Itinerary

13 days in Goa, Giethoorn & Italian Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad, India
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Goa, India
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
2
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Merano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Aosta, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h
End: Hyderabad, India

3
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galjibaga Beach and Rock Formations. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mobor Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Majorda Beach, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, and stop by Fontainhas.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary website.

Hyderabad to Goa is an approximately 4- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Galjibaga Beach ©
Galjibaga Beach
Rock Formations ©
Rock Formations

3
nights
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nationaal Park Veluwezoom and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Get out of town with these interesting Giethoorn side-trips: Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen), Drents Museum (in Assen) and Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 (in Sneek). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, explore the striking landscape of National Park Drentsche Aa, and contemplate the long history of Hoofdstation Groningen.

Plan my day in Giethoorn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Goa to Giethoorn with the Route module. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Goa in October; daily highs in Giethoorn reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, National Park Drentsche Aa, Kamp Westerbork, Drents Museum
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Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom ©
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

1
night
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Catena Square, then take an in-depth tour of MAG Museo Alto Garda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Barbara Church. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbioni Beach, then don't miss a visit to Piazza 3 Novembre, and then don't miss a visit to Torre Apponale.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Giethoorn to Riva Del Garda. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Giethoorn in October: highs in Riva Del Garda hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sabbioni Beach
Sabbioni Beach
Torre Apponale ©
Torre Apponale
MAG Museo Alto Garda ©
MAG Museo Alto Garda

1
night
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Meran Waalrunde, examine the collection at Touriseum, and then walk around Passeggiata Gilf.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Merano trip itinerary app.

Drive from Riva Del Garda to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Merano sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Touriseum ©
Touriseum

2
nights
Aosta, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sarriod de La Tour, explore the historical opulence of Castello Reale di Sarre, then take in the views from The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, and finally wander the streets of Piazza Emile Chanoux.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Aosta trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Merano to Aosta by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello Sarriod de La Tour, Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, Castello Reale di Sarre
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Castello Reale di Sarre ©
Castello Reale di Sarre
Castello Sarriod de La Tour ©
Castello Sarriod de La Tour
Piazza Emile Chanoux ©
Piazza Emile Chanoux

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