15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Pertisau Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Pertisau Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ortisei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pertisau, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Valentino della Grada, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna day trip site.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bologna is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Bologna. In August, Bologna is cooler than Dammam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.
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Historic Sites
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy — 2 nights

Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Borghetto sul Mincio, then stroll around Parco Giardino Sigurta, then get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Castelnuovo del Garda trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bologna to Castelnuovo del Garda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Castelnuovo del Garda sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ortisei.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ortisei, Italy — 3 nights

Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Ortisei: Lago di Carezza (in Nova Levante), Parco Naturale Puez Odle (in Bolzano) and Merano (I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff & Terme Merano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Seceda, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosarium Uhrerhof, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo, and explore the world behind art at Art52 Esposizione.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ortisei road trip planning tool.

Drive from Castelnuovo del Garda to Ortisei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Ortisei sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pertisau.
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Pertisau, Austria — 1 night

On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang und St. Leonhard, explore the historical opulence of Tratzberg Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaisalm, then explore the activities along Achensee, and finally see the interesting displays at Vitalberg - Steinol Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pertisau itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ortisei to Pertisau in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ortisei in August, expect Pertisau to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald to go to Brienz and see Lake Brienz, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and stroll through Grosse Scheidegg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Pertisau to Grindelwald in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux day trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Lucerne.
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Museums · Childrens Museums
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 3rd (Sat), take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Astrid-Kapelle, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then ponder the design of Fontaine du Banneret, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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