37 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Riva Del Garda
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Riva Del Garda
— 6 nights
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Brunico
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bolzano
— 10 nights
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Bormio
— 5 nights
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Aosta
— 9 nights
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Riva Del Garda — 6 nights

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Relax by the water at Lago di Ledro and Sabbioni Beach. Attractions like MUSE - Science Museum and Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Trento (Mausoleo di Cesare Battisti, Piazza Duomo, &more), Centro Storico di Ala (in Ala) and Rovereto (Martist di Maurizio Boscheri, Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale, explore the activities along Lago di Molveno, expand your understanding of the military at Forte San Nicolo, and explore the galleries of Torre della Chiesa - Museo Paul Flora.

Before you visit Riva Del Garda, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Riva Del Garda is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Riva Del Garda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Riva Del Garda to be much colder, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brunico.
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Brunico — 6 nights

Popular historic sites such as La Citta vecchia di Brunico and Chiesa Parrocchiale di Santa Maddalena are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Kronplatz and Sellaronda will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Brunico: Kloster Neustift (in Varna), Bressanone (Portici - Bressanone, Duomo di Bressanone, &more) and San Candido (Skigebiet 3 Zinnen Dolomites & Cimitero Burg di San Candido). On the 20th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Scuola Italiana Sci & Snowboard San Vigilio Di Marebbe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brunico day trip planner.

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Brunico in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riva Del Garda in December, expect Brunico to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bolzano.
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Bolzano — 10 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Head to Erboristeria Malvina and Mostra Miniature e Presepifor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bolzano: Merano (Chiesa di San Nicolo, Terme Merano, &more), Andalo (Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal & Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta) and Percorso Natura (in Fai della Paganella). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Walther, contemplate the long history of Duomo Maria Assunta, step into the grandiose world of Castel Thun, and stroll around Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo.

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Traveling by car from Brunico to Bolzano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Brunico in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Bolzano, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Bormio.
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Bormio — 5 nights

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. Popular historic sites such as La piazzetta dell'Angelo Custode and Borgo Storico Glorenza are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Negozio Della Latteria and Il Bunker Del Passo Palade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bormio: Tirano (Chiesa di San Martino & Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano), Sondrio (MVSA - Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte, Piazza Quadrivio e Scarpatetti, &more) and Parco Delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio (in Grosio). There's still lots to do: cruise along Stelvio Pass, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Santa Casa della Madonna Nera di Loreto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Spirito.

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Getting from Bolzano to Bormio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bolzano in December: highs in Bormio hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.
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Aosta — 9 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Teatro Romano and QC Terme Pre Saint Didier. Museum-lovers will appreciate Forte di Bard and Maison des Anciens Remedes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aosta: Maison Musee Berton (in La Thuile), Castello Gamba (in Chatillon) and Passerella Panoramica (in Pre-Saint-Didier). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, get a taste of the local shopping with The Little Wild Gallery, look for gifts at Casa del Miele, and admire the striking features of Aosta Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Aosta online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bormio to Aosta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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