12 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Drive
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Braies
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Selva di Val Gardena
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Merano
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Molveno
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bormio
— 1 night
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Braies — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Lago di Braies, then admire the sheer force of Cascate di Riva, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Taufers. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, don't miss a visit to Cappella di Altotting e del Santo Sepolcro, and then grab your bike and head to Drau Cycle Route.

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Porto, Portugal to Braies is an approximately 24-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Braies. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Braies hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.
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Selva di Val Gardena — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get great views at La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Carezza, and then stop by Alberto Comploj. On your second day here, make a trip to Sella Pass and then hit the slopes at Val Gardena.

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You can drive from Braies to Selva di Val Gardena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Braies in August, you will find days in Selva di Val Gardena are colder (17°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Merano.
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Merano — 4 nights

Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Merano: Museo Castel Moos-Schulthaus (in Appiano sulla Strada del Vino), Bolzano (Piazza Walther, Duomo Maria Assunta, &more) and Canyon Rio Sass (in Fondo). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, hike along Tappeiner Promenade, stop by Frasnelli, and get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

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Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Merano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in August, you will find days in Merano are much warmer (35°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Molveno.
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Molveno — 2 nights

Molveno is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 40km northwest of Trento.GeographyMolveno is located at the northern end of a 4km long lake, at the foot of the Brenta Group and the Paganella mountain.The Lake of Molveno, formed by a landslide about 4000 years ago, is the second largest in Trentino-Alto Adige, 3.3km2. On the 9th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and finally have fun and explore at MUSE - Science Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castel Thun and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno.

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Traveling by car from Merano to Molveno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bormio.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): cruise along Stelvio Pass.

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Getting from Molveno to Bormio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Molveno in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Bormio: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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