17 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

17 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Bormio
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Merano
— 3 nights
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Brunico
— 3 nights
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Selva di Val Gardena
— 3 nights
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Pinzolo
— 2 nights
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Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
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Aosta
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Bormio

— 1 night
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 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere, then get great views at Torri di Fraele, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Bormio Ski, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rock Engraving Park of Grosio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Pedenale.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bormio trip tool.

Milan to Bormio is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Bormio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Merano

— 3 nights
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Explore hidden gems such as Touriseum and Chiesa dei Domenicani. Get some cultural insight at Church and Museum of St. Prokulus and Castel Coira - Churburg. Change things up with these side-trips from Merano: Pista ciclabile Malles (in Malles Venosta), Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar (in Obereggen) and Cavalese (Cascate di Cavalese & Gallery of Fiemme Magnificent Community). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Gufyland, don't miss a visit to Lago di Resia, take in the dramatic scenery at Partschinser Wasserfall, and see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Merano online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Bormio to Merano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Brunico

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline X-Treme Adventures and Museo delle miniere Predoi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castel Wolfsthurn - Museo Provinciale della Caccia e della Pesca and La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Venture out of the city with trips to Sesto (Prati di Croda Rossa, Val Fiscalina, &more), Kloster Neustift (in Varna) and Le Cascate di Stanghe (in Racines).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brunico trip planner.

Traveling by car from Merano to Brunico takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Merano in May, with highs in Brunico at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Selva di Val Gardena

— 3 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Giacomo and ZOTT'S Artspace GmbH. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sonnenplateau Ritten - Altopiano del Renon and Cascate del Pisciadu. Change things up with these side-trips from Selva di Val Gardena: Rifugio Passo Principe (in Pozza di Fassa) and Funivia Pass Pordoi (in Canazei).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Selva di Val Gardena road trip tool.

Drive from Brunico to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brunico in May; daily highs in Selva di Val Gardena reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pinzolo.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Pinzolo

— 2 nights
Pinzolo is a small town and comune situated in Val Rendena in Trentino in the northern Italian Alps at an elevation of 800m.It is mainly known as a ski resort during the winter months and as a popular touristic destination in the summer. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Val Genova, admire the sheer force of Nardis Waterfalls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio, then explore the activities along Lago Ritorto, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascate di Vallesinella. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Michele, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago dei Caprioli, then don't miss a visit to Val di PEJO, then explore the activities along Lago di Toblino, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Stenico.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pinzolo travel route planner.

You can drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Pinzolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Selva di Val Gardena, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Pinzolo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Riva Del Garda

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, step into the grandiose world of Arco Castle, make a trip to The Bastion, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle di Ledro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Santa Barbara, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Casa Natale di Antonio Rosmini, see the interesting displays at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra, explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno, then get a taste of the local shopping with Casa D'Arte Futurista Depero, then get engrossed in the history at MAG Museo Alto Garda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbioni Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda trip builder tool.

Drive from Pinzolo to Riva Del Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Aosta

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verres, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Issogne, then steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, then fly down the slopes at Pila, and finally make a trip to Porta Pretoria.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aosta trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Aosta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8: