27 days in Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

27 days in Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

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Bard
— 2 nights
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Issogne
— 10 nights
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Fenis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Courmayeur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Introd
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cogne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gressoney Saint Jean
— 2 nights

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Bard — 2 nights

Bard is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Roman road to the Gauls and its arch, see the interesting displays at Museo Delle Cineprese Beaulieu, get a taste of the local shopping with The Little Wild Gallery, then explore the ancient world of Incisioni Rupestri, then contemplate the long history of Pont-Saint-Martin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale dell'Assunzione di Maria. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Le Alpi dei Ragazzi, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa La Bossola - Chalet Relax Benessere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Villaggio di Chemp.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bard route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bard. In August, daytime highs in Bard are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Issogne.
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Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Issogne — 10 nights

Issogne is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy. Issogne is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Issogne, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Faunistico Mont Avic, admire the sheer force of Cascata di Isollaz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata di Saint-Gilles.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Issogne online route planner.

Issogne is just a short distance from Bard. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Fenis.
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Fenis — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Place-Moulin, hit the slopes at Torgnon, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Gamba, and finally stop by Il Negozietto. On the next day, experience rural life at Azienda Agricola Lo Copafen, walk around Champlong - Picnic Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Cuney, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallone di Saint-Barthelemy, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, and finally see the interesting displays at MAV - Museo dell'Artigianato Valdostano di Tradizione.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fenis day trip planner.

Drive from Issogne to Fenis in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aosta.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
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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 15th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, and finally make a trip to Arco Onorario d'Augusto. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Aosta Old Town, make a trip to Porta Praetoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mura di Aosta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sarriod de La Tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aosta trip planning site.

Aosta is very close to Fenis. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Courmayeur.
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Courmayeur — 3 nights

Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison. Change things up with these side-trips from Courmayeur: Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex) and La Thuile (Cascate del Rutor & Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Val Ferret, head outdoors with Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Combal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Courmayeur online day trip planner.

You can drive from Aosta to Courmayeur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Introd.
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Introd — 2 nights

On the 20th (Fri), take in the views from Ponte d'Introd, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Introd, then get engrossed in the history at Maison Bruil, then walk around Parc Animalier d'Introd, and finally admire the sheer force of Gouffre des Busserailles Ravine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gran Paradiso, explore the activities along Lago Pellaud, and then admire the sheer force of Cascade of Lenteney.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Introd trip planner.

Getting from Courmayeur to Introd by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cogne.
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Cogne — 3 nights

Cogne is a town and comune in Aosta Valley, northern Italy, with 1439 inhabitants, as of 2012.GeographyCogne is located in the valley with the same name along a stream known as the Torrent Grand Eyvia. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Gran Paradiso National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls, stop by Saponeria Artigianale Camden Town, hike along Rifugio Vittorio Sella, and stroll through Sentieri della Valnontey.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cogne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Introd to Cogne in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gressoney Saint Jean.
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Gressoney Saint Jean — 2 nights

On the 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Lago Gover, explore the historical opulence of Castel Savoia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally examine the collection at Alpenfauna Museum "Beck Peccoz" - Museo regionale della fauna alpina. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Miniere d'oro di Brusson, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Brusson, then explore the activities along lago di Gabiet, and finally examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Walser.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gressoney Saint Jean trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cogne to Gressoney Saint Jean by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C.
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Valle d'Aosta travel guide

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Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.
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