16 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Aosta
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Aosta
— 3 nights
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San Candido
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Molveno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riva Del Garda
— 3 nights
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Aosta — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Forte di Bard (in Bard), QC Terme Pre Saint Didier (in Pre-Saint-Didier) and Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with Charbonnier Mongolfiere, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, don't miss a visit to Porta Praetoria, and explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aosta online trip planner.

Boston, USA to Aosta is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Aosta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Candido.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

San Candido — 2 nights

Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. On the 19th (Sun), stroll around Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO), don't miss a visit to Cappella di Altotting e del Santo Sepolcro, then explore the activities along Lago di Braies, and finally make a trip to Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata''. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Passo Stalle, then explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, and then stroll through Drau Cycle Route.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Candido attractions planner.

Drive from Aosta to San Candido in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Candido can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) 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. Get out of town with these interesting Merano side-trips: Parrocchia Sant'Antonio (in Alba di Canazei), Sass Pordoi (in Pozza di Fassa) and Chiesa della Madonna della Neve (in Canazei). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, take an in-depth tour of BAS - Opfer fur die Freiheit, hike along Tappeiner Promenade, and make a trip to Sella Pass.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Merano trip builder app.

Getting from San Candido to Merano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Candido in September, with highs in Merano at 77°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Molveno.
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Molveno — 3 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. Explore Molveno's surroundings by going to Castel Thun (in Ton), Trentino WILD - Rafting & Outdoor (in Dimaro Folgarida) and Piazza Duomo (in Trento). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, don't miss a visit to Casa Dell'orso Centro Visitatori, take a memorable drive along Stelvio Pass, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vigilio (Pez).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Molveno tour planner.

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. In September, daily temperatures in Molveno can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.
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Riva Del Garda — 3 nights

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Get out of town with these interesting Riva Del Garda side-trips: Trento (Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali & MUSE - Science Museum). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Old Ponale Road Path, make a trip to The Bastion, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchiale dell’Assunta, and take a tour by water with Canyon Adventures.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda road trip website.

You can drive from Molveno to Riva Del Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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