15 days in Trentino-Alto Adige & Lower Austria Itinerary

15 days in Trentino-Alto Adige & Lower Austria Itinerary

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15 days in Trentino-Alto Adige & Lower Austria Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 15​min
1
Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Andalo, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Merano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Melk, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Malta

2
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. On the 21st (Tue), head outdoors with Old Ponale Road Path, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Tenno, and then Head underground at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Bastion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lago di Ledro, and then stroll through Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Riva Del Garda trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Riva Del Garda is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Riva Del Garda when traveling from Valletta in April, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Andalo.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tenno, Lago di Ledro, Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO
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Lago di Tenno ©
Lago di Tenno
The Bastion ©
The Bastion
Lago di Ledro ©
Lago di Ledro

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nights
Andalo, Italy

Andalo ©
Andalo is a comune in Trentino in north Italy, with some 1,050 inhabitants in 2010. Get out of town with these interesting Andalo side-trips: Castel Thun (in Ton), Borgo di San Lorenzo in Banale (in San Lorenzo in Banale) and Trento (Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, Piazza Duomo, & more). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, glide through natural beauty at Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Romedio, and make a trip to Chiesetta di San Tommaso.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Andalo day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Andalo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Andalo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Andalo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Trento, Chiesetta di San Tommaso, Borgo di San Lorenzo in Banale, Lago di Molveno, Santuario di San Romedio
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno

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nights
Merano, Italy

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Merano: Bolzano (South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Duomo Maria Assunta, & more) and Fondo (Canyon Rio Sass & Pista Ciclabile Val Di Non). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, hike along Weinlehrpfad, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tappeiner Promenade, and get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Merano trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Andalo to Merano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Merano sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bolzano, Fondo, Weinlehrpfad
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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
Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Sella Pass, then don't miss a visit to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, and then fly down the slopes at Val Gardena. Keep things going the next day: get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, then don't miss a visit to Funivia Pass Pordoi, and then stroll through Sass Pordoi.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Selva di Val Gardena vacation builder site .

Getting from Merano to Selva di Val Gardena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Merano in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Selva di Val Gardena: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melk.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canazei, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass

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nights
Melk, Austria

Melk ©
Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melk: Piaristenkirche (in Krems an der Donau), Sankt Polten (Franziskanerkirche Und Franziskanerkloster & St.Pölten Rathausplatz Weihnachtsmarkt) and Schloss Walpersdorf (in Walpersdorf). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Melk Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein, look for gifts at Fohringer - Die Vinothek, and Head underground at Allander Tropfsteinhohle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melk travel route planner.

You can drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Melk in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in May, things will get warmer in Melk: highs are around 22°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melk

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Spitz, Sankt Polten, Weissenkirchen, Piaristenkirche, Burgruine Duernstein
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Nostalgiewelt Eggenburg ©
Nostalgiewelt Eggenburg