12 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

12 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aosta
— 2 nights
2
Molveno
— 3 nights
3
Selva di Val Gardena
— 2 nights
4
Braies
— 1 night
5
Merano
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, examine the collection at Forte di Bard, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lillaz Waterfalls, and then don't miss a visit to Porta Pretoria.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aosta online tour planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Aosta is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dublin to Aosta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Molveno.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Molveno: The Bastion (in Riva Del Garda), Trento (Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, MUSE - Science Museum, &more) and Lago di Tenno (in Tenno). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago di Molveno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Romedio, step into the grandiose world of Castel Thun, and don't miss a visit to Lago di Tovel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Molveno road trip website.

You can drive from Aosta to Molveno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Molveno are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Molveno

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Trento, The Bastion, Castel Thun, Lago di Tenno, Santuario di San Romedio
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Tenno ©
Lago di Tenno

2
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti and then fly down the slopes at Val Gardena. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sella Pass, trek along Sass Pordoi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Colfosco, and finally walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Selva di Val Gardena journey planner.

Traveling by car from Molveno to Selva di Val Gardena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Molveno in August: highs in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canazei, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Chiesa di Colfosco
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass

1
night
Braies

Braies ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Lago di Anterselva, then explore the activities along Lago di Braies, and then stroll around Parco e Percorso Salute.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Braies trip app.

Traveling by car from Selva di Val Gardena to Braies takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Selva di Val Gardena, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Braies, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Braies

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merano: Stelvio Pass (in Bormio), Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, &more) and Il Campanile Sommerso (in Curon Venosta). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Carezza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, and see the interesting displays at Tesoro Del Duomo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Merano trip builder site.

Drive from Braies to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Merano are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bolzano, Stelvio Pass, Lago di Carezza, Il Campanile Sommerso
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico

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