24 days in Merano & Cortina d'Ampezzo Itinerary

24 days in Merano & Cortina d'Ampezzo Itinerary

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Merano
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Merano — 12 nights

Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Castel Thun (in Ton), Trento (Enoteca Grado 12, Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, &more) and Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino (Ritterhof Wine Estate & Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Maria Assunta). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturale Puez Odle, hike along Tappeiner Promenade, and explore the activities along Lago di Tenno.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Merano day trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Merano is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Merano are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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Cortina d'Ampezzo — 11 nights

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Braies (Lago di Braies & Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies), Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Margherita (in Monguelfo-Tesido) and San Candido (Ski Academy San Candido & Drau Cycle Route). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Sorapiss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sass Pordoi, delve into the distant past at Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri, and admire the sheer force of Cascate di Riva.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cortina d'Ampezzo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Merano to Cortina d'Ampezzo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cortina d'Ampezzo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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