11 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

11 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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11 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Molveno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Merano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Selva di Val Gardena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Braies
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Vilnius

2
nights
Aosta

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aosta trip itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Aosta is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vilnius to Aosta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Molveno.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis, Forte di Bard, Lillaz Waterfalls
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
River Rafting & Tubing
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

3
nights
Molveno

Molveno ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Molveno side-trips: Lago di Tovel (in Tuenno), Stelvio Pass (in Bormio) and Trento (Piazza Duomo, MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, and make a trip to The Bastion.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Molveno road trip website .

Drive from Aosta to Molveno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Molveno

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trento, The Bastion, Stelvio Pass, Borgo di San Lorenzo in Banale, Lago di Tovel
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass

2
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. On the 16th (Mon), admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta, then take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History, then trek along Tappeiner Promenade, and then get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Merano tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Molveno to Merano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Merano are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolzano, Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

1
night
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
On the 18th (Wed), stroll through Val Gardena, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo, and then stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Selva di Val Gardena itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Merano to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Merano in September: highs in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Giacomo, Puez-Geisler Nature Park
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park

2
nights
Braies

Braies ©
On the 19th (Thu), walk around Parco e Percorso Salute, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, and then explore the activities along Lago di Anterselva.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Braies road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Selva di Val Gardena to Braies takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Braies: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lago di Anterselva, Lago di Dobbiaco, Parco e Percorso Salute
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Lago di Anterselva ©
Lago di Anterselva
Parco e Percorso Salute ©
Parco e Percorso Salute

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