17 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

17 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italian Alps trip maker

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Aosta
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Aosta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bormio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brunico
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riva Del Garda
— 4 nights
Drive to Verona Villafranca Airport, Fly to Ottawa

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Aosta

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aosta: QC Terme Pre Saint Didier (in Pre-Saint-Didier), Cogne (Sentieri della Valnontey & Lillaz Waterfalls) and Maison Bruil (in Introd). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Porta Praetoria.

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Ottawa, Canada to Aosta is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ottawa to Aosta, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Bormio

— 2 nights
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. On the 3rd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Hotel Bagni Vecchi and then explore and take pictures at Stelvio Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lago di Cancano and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bormio trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Aosta to Bormio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Bormio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Bormio

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Merano

— 3 nights
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Merano side-trips: Lago di Carezza (in Nova Levante), Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo) and South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (in Bolzano). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, relax and rejuvenate at Terme Merano, stroll through Tappeiner Promenade, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Merano day trip app.

You can drive from Bormio to Merano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Brunico

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brunico: Sass Pordoi (in Pozza di Fassa), Seceda (in Ortisei) and San Candido (Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO) & Drau Cycle Route).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brunico trip tool.

You can drive from Merano to Brunico in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Brunico is little chillier than Merano - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Riva Del Garda

— 4 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Venture out of the city with trips to Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park (in Tiers), Lago di Molveno (in Molveno) and MUSE - Science Museum (in Trento). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Old Ponale Road Path, explore the activities along Lago di Tenno, don't miss a visit to The Bastion, and take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda journey planner.

You can drive from Brunico to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Brunico in October, expect Riva Del Garda to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14: