18 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

18 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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18 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  7​h 45​min
1
Trento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Selva di Val Gardena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Vigilio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bormio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Val Masino
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Aosta
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

3
nights
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Trento side-trips: Andalo (Mostra Delle Miniature e Dei presepi & Andalo Life), Lago di Molveno (in Molveno) and Lago di Tovel (in Tuenno). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, hike along Percorso Natura, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Ledro, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valle di Ledro.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trento trip itinerary builder website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Trento is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for little chillier nights in Trento, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Trento

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ledro, Andalo, Lago di Tovel, The Bastion, Percorso Natura
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Lago di Ledro ©
Lago di Ledro
Andalo Life ©
Andalo Life

3
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Selva di Val Gardena: Le Cascate di Stanghe (in Racines) and Lago di Valdurna (in Sarentino).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Selva di Val Gardena vacation planning website .

You can drive from Trento to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Trento in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Selva di Val Gardena: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Vigilio.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canazei, Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Le Cascate di Stanghe, Seceda, Chiesa di Colfosco
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

2
nights
San Vigilio

San Vigilio ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Malga Fane, examine the collection at Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum, and then head outdoors with Adrenaline X-treme Adventures. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Parco Giochi "Mondo Magico della Foresta", explore the landscape on two wheels at Drau Cycle Route, then explore the activities along Lago di Braies, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Parrocchiale di Maria Assunta.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Vigilio attractions planning tool .

Getting from Selva di Val Gardena to San Vigilio by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in August, plan for warmer days in San Vigilio, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bormio.

Things to do in San Vigilio

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lago di Braies, Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi, Drau Cycle Route, Malga Fane, Parco Giochi "Mondo Magico della Foresta"
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponte Tibetano (in Rabbi), Galleria Paradiso (in Passo del Tonale) and Cascate Val Daone (in Valdaone). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Stelvio Pass, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre della Bajona, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torbiera di Pian Gembro, and make a trip to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bormio day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Vigilio to Bormio takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Vigilio in August, you will find days in Bormio are much colder (22°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Val Masino.

Things to do in Bormio

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Torbiera di Pian Gembro, Cascate Val Daone, Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, Laghetto di Grosotto, Ponte Tibetano
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Galleria Paradiso ©
Galleria Paradiso

3
nights
Val Masino

Val Masino ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Val Masino: Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi (in Sondrio), Albosaggia (Equitazione Alpina & Val Belviso) and Primolo (in Primolo).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Val Masino trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bormio to Val Masino takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Val Masino

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Albosaggia, Via Spluga, Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde, Primolo, Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi
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Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde ©
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde
Primolo ©
Primolo
Parco Adda Mallero Renato Bartesaghi ©

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aosta: La Casermetta (in Courmayeur), Morgex (River Rafting & Tubing & Lago d'Arpy) and Cascate del Rutor (in La Thuile). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, take in the dramatic scenery at Lillaz Waterfalls, and snap pictures at The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aosta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Val Masino to Aosta takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morgex, La Casermetta, Cascate del Rutor, Lillaz Waterfalls, The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
River Rafting & Tubing
Cascate del Rutor ©
Cascate del Rutor

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