12 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

12 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Aosta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Canazei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Merano
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Tram + Foot + Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Dublin

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello Reale di Sarre and Val Veny. Visiting Sentiero panoramico lungo l'Orrido di Pre-Saint-Didier and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aosta: Santuario di Notre-Dame de Guerison (in Courmayeur), Lago d'Arpy (in Morgex) and Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo (in La Thuile). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour, take a stroll through Piazza Emile Chanoux, take in the views from The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aosta tour itinerary builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Aosta is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Courmayeur, Castello Sarriod de La Tour, Lago d'Arpy, Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo, River Rafting & Tubing
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Val Veny ©
Val Veny
River Rafting & Tubing
Lago d'Arpy ©
Lago d'Arpy

2
nights
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabbioni Beach, then get outside with Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Barbara Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stop by Rango, get engrossed in the history at MAG Museo Alto Garda, then don't miss a visit to Torre Apponale, and finally make a trip to Piazza 3 Novembre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Aosta to Riva Del Garda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Riva Del Garda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canazei.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, Rango
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Sabbioni Beach
Sabbioni Beach
Rango ©
Rango
Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta ©
Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta

3
nights
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Get outdoors at Sass Pordoi and Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike. Explore hidden gems such as Sentiero Viel del Pan and Gardena Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Canazei: Piramidi di terra di Plata (in Perca), Cascate del Pisciadu (in Corvara in Badia) and Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'' (in San Candido). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascate di Cavalese and admire the verdant scenery at Val de San Nicolo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Canazei trip builder tool.

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Canazei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

San Candido, Val de San Nicolo, Cascate di Cavalese, Piramidi di terra di Plata, Cascate del Pisciadu
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Cascate del Pisciadu ©
Cascate del Pisciadu
Sentiero Viel del Pan
Sentiero Viel del Pan

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nights
Merano

Merano
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Take a break from the city and head to Lago Smeraldo and Vernagt am See. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saent Waterfalls and Partschinser Wasserfall. Take a break from Merano with a short trip to Altopiano del Renon in Soprabolzano, about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: trek along Meran Waalrunde and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Merano holiday builder app.

You can drive from Canazei to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago Smeraldo, Vernagt am See, Altopiano del Renon, Partschinser Wasserfall, Saent Waterfalls
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Vernagt am See
Vernagt am See
Partschinser Wasserfall ©
Partschinser Wasserfall

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