14 days in Riyadh & Italian Alps Itinerary

14 days in Riyadh & Italian Alps Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly + 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), enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, examine the collection at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Hanifah, then stroll around King Abdullah Park, then contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, and finally stroll around Salam Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Riyadh, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Riyadh

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

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then see the interesting displays 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, get interesting insight from Tours, and then delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aosta tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Riyadh to Aosta in 10 hours. Other options are to 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 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bormio.

Things to do in Aosta

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano, then explore the ancient world of Rock Engraving Park of Grosio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre della Bajona, head outdoors with Stelvio Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Pian Palu, then get to know the fascinating history of Gavia Pass, and finally stop by Minimarket Ginetto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bormio trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Aosta to Bormio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bormio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tirano, Minimarket Ginetto, Lago di Pian Palu, Rock Engraving Park of Grosio
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Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano ©
Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano

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nights
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Merano side-trips: Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology), Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo) and Lago di Carezza (in Nova Levante). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, trek along Tappeiner Promenade, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Rio Sass, and get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Merano visit planner.

You can drive from Bormio to Merano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can 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, Santuario di San Romedio, Canyon Rio Sass, Lago di Carezza
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Tappeiner Promenade ©
Tappeiner Promenade

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Brunico, Italy

Brunico ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascate di Riva, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, and then get to know the fascinating history of La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on 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.

For maps and other tourist information, read Brunico trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Merano to Brunico in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Merano in October, with highs in Brunico at 14°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castel Badia, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, 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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Tenno, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, and then make a trip to The Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, take an in-depth tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then have fun and explore at MUSE - Science Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Civica.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Riva Del Garda travel site.

Traveling by car from Brunico to Riva Del Garda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brunico in October; daily highs in Riva Del Garda reach 22°C and lows reach 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 - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

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