15 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

15 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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15 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Merano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brunico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Riva Del Garda
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aosta: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Cogne (Sentieri della Valnontey & Lillaz Waterfalls) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Morgex). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, and take in the views from The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Aosta trip tool .

Kansas City, USA to Aosta is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kansas City to Aosta, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cogne, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis, Forte di Bard, Castello Reale di Sarre
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River Rafting & Tubing
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

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: Ritterhof Wine Estate (in Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino), Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology) and Castel Thun (in Ton). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, pick up some local products at Oberhasler, and trek along Tappeiner Promenade.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Merano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Merano takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bolzano, Canyon Rio Sass, Ritterhof Wine Estate, Castel Thun, Oberhasler
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Tappeiner Promenade ©
Tappeiner Promenade

3
nights
Brunico

Brunico ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brunico: Lago di Braies (in Braies), Canazei (La Terrazza delle Dolomiti & Sass Pordoi) and Selva di Val Gardena (Val Gardena & Sella Pass).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brunico online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Merano to Brunico takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Merano in June, with highs in Brunico at 70°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Selva di Val Gardena, Canazei, Cascate di Riva, Lago di Braies, Puez-Geisler Nature Park
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Riva Del Garda side-trips: Stelvio Pass (in Bormio), Chiesa della Nativita di Maria (in Pellizzano) and Trento (Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, MUSE - Science Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Old Ponale Road Path, explore the activities along Lago di Ledro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini, and take an in-depth tour of Omkafe.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Brunico to Riva Del Garda takes 2 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 June; daily highs in Riva Del Garda reach 84°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trento, Lago di Tenno, Omkafe, Chiesa della Nativita di Maria, Palazzo Del Ben - Conti d'Arco in piazza Rosmini
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass

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