14 days in Riyadh & Italian Alps Itinerary

14 days in Riyadh & Italian Alps Itinerary

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14 days in Riyadh & Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
2
Aosta, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bormio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Merano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Brunico, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the striking features of Al Faisaliyah Centre, examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Hanifah, then walk around King Abdullah Park, then contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, and finally walk around Salam Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Riyadh trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airport is King Khaled International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

1
night
Aosta, Italy

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 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Forte di Bard, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aosta online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Riyadh to Aosta takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Aosta

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Forte di Bard, Lillaz Waterfalls, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis
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River Rafting & Tubing
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

2
nights
Bormio, Italy

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. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano, then don't miss a visit to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre della Bajona, take a memorable drive along Stelvio Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Pian Palu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gavia Pass, and finally stop by Minimarket Ginetto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bormio online trip builder .

Drive from Aosta to Bormio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Merano.

Things to do in Bormio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tirano, Minimarket Ginetto, Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio
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Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass

3
nights
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo), Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology) and Lago di Carezza (in Nova Levante). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, explore the historical opulence of Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Rio Sass, and trek along Tappeiner Promenade.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Merano trip site .

You can drive from Bormio to Merano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Merano sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bolzano, Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History, Canyon Rio Sass, Lago di Carezza, Santuario di San Romedio
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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

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nights
Brunico, Italy

Brunico ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di Riva, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, and then get to know the fascinating history of La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castel Badia, then make a trip to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, and then hit the slopes at Val Gardena.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brunico travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Merano to Brunico takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Merano in October; daily highs in Brunico reach 14°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, Castel Badia, Val Gardena, Cascate di Riva, Lago di Braies
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

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nights
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Lago di Tenno, then explore the activities along Lago di Molveno, and then don't miss a visit to The Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, and finally browse the collection at Biblioteca Civica.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brunico to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Riva Del Garda is a bit warmer than Brunico - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trento, Rovereto, Lago di Tenno, Lago di Molveno
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

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