14 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

14 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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14 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bormio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Vigilio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Canazei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bolzano
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago d'Arpy. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate del Rutor, then identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, and then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aosta trip itinerary builder .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Aosta is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Aosta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bormio.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morgex, Cascate del Rutor, The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
River Rafting & Tubing
Lago d'Arpy ©
Lago d'Arpy

2
nights
Bormio

Bormio ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gumperle, cruise along Stelvio Pass, and then explore the activities along Lago di Pian Palu. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giro dei Laghi del Cevedale, make a trip to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre della Bajona.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormio day trip app .

Traveling by car from Aosta to Bormio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bormio are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Vigilio.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Peio, Gumperle, Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio
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Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Torre della Bajona ©
Torre della Bajona

3
nights
San Vigilio

San Vigilio ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Vigilio: Escursione alla Malga Aschtalm (in Santa Maddalena), Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum (in Brunico).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Vigilio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bormio to San Vigilio takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bormio in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Vigilio: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in San Vigilio

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Brunico, Valle di Casies, Valle Dei Molini, Chiesa di San Genesio, Lago di Braies
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Monumento a Catarina Lanz ©
Monumento a Catarina Lanz
Chiesa di San Genesio ©
Chiesa di San Genesio

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, then make a trip to Sella Pass, and then hike along Sass Pordoi. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Charlotte Horse Riding, head outdoors with Seceda, and then don't miss a visit to Gardena Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canazei trip planner .

Drive from San Vigilio to Canazei in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Canazei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Selva di Val Gardena, Charlotte Horse Riding, Seceda
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass

4
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bolzano: Chiesa San Pietro sul Colle (in Fie allo Sciliar), Chiesa di Santa Gertrude (in Barbiano) and Centro Storico Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino (in Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, stroll through Weinlehrpfad, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide, and walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bolzano road trip app .

You can drive from Canazei to Bolzano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Bolzano sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Gertrude, Centro Storico Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, Chiesa San Pietro sul Colle, Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
Lago di Tovel ©
Lago di Tovel

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