19 days in Milan & Italian Alps Itinerary

19 days in Milan & Italian Alps Itinerary

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19 days in Milan & Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  7​h
1
Milan
— 3 nights
2
Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Val Masino
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bormio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Pinzolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Canazei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Merano
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: St. Petersburg

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Valle Vertova and Isola Bella. Get in touch with nature at Oasi di Sant'Alessio and Isola Madre. Take a break from Milan with a short trip to Lago di Mergozzo in Mergozzo, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Milan due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in July; daily highs in Milan reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lago di Mergozzo, Valle Vertova, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Isola Madre, Isola Bella
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Oasi di Sant'Alessio ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Lago di Mergozzo ©
Lago di Mergozzo
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, admire the verdant scenery at Val Ferret, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascate del Rutor. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Val Veny, identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, and then admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aosta tour planning site .

Drive from Milan to Aosta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Val Masino.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Courmayeur, Lillaz Waterfalls, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis, Cascate del Rutor
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River Rafting & Tubing
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Cascate del Rutor ©
Cascate del Rutor

2
nights
Val Masino

Val Masino ©
On the 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Pian di Spagna, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia, make a trip to Forte Montecchio Nord, then explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Legnoncino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Parco Valle Albano.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Val Masino trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aosta to Val Masino takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Val Masino

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Colico, Piuro, Pian di Spagna, Orrido di Bellano, Monte Legnoncino
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Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano
Pian di Spagna ©
Pian di Spagna
Monte Legnoncino ©
Monte Legnoncino

2
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Saent Waterfalls, snap pictures at Ponte Tibetano, then get to know the fascinating history of Gavia Pass, and finally make a trip to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Dello Stelvio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Cancano.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bormio visit app .

You can drive from Val Masino to Bormio in 2 hours. August in Bormio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pinzolo.

Things to do in Bormio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Nazionale Dello Stelvio, Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, Saent Waterfalls
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Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass
Parco Nazionale Dello Stelvio ©
Parco Nazionale Dello Stelvio

2
nights
Pinzolo

Pinzolo ©
Pinzolo is a small town and comune situated in Val Rendena in Trentino in the northern Italian Alps at an elevation of 800m.It is mainly known as a ski resort during the winter months and as a popular touristic destination in the summer. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll around Parco delle Terme di Comano, then don't miss a visit to Oasi Naturalistica Lago Di Nembia, then explore the activities along Lago dei Caprioli, and finally contemplate the long history of Forte Strino. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Val Genova, then admire the sheer force of Nardis Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di Vallesinella, and finally explore the activities along Lago Ritorto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinzolo day trip planning app .

Getting from Bormio to Pinzolo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, Pinzolo is a bit warmer than Bormio - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Pinzolo

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Forte Strino, Nardis Waterfalls, Lago dei Caprioli, Parco delle Terme di Comano, Oasi Naturalistica Lago Di Nembia
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Lago Ritorto ©
Lago Ritorto
Parco delle Terme di Comano ©
Parco delle Terme di Comano
Forte Strino ©
Forte Strino

2
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Ponale Road Path, don't miss a visit to The Bastion, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Ledro, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Valle di Ledro. On the next day, go for a walk through Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, explore the world behind art at Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Tenno.

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You can drive from Pinzolo to Riva Del Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Riva Del Garda are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tenno, Ledro, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
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The Bastion ©
The Bastion
Lago di Ledro ©
Lago di Ledro
Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta ©

2
nights
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Sentiero Viel del Pan, hike along Sass Pordoi, then don't miss a visit to Funivia Pass Pordoi, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Carezza. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sella Pass, make a trip to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Alpe di Siusi - Seiser Alm Bahn.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canazei trip planner.

Getting from Riva Del Garda to Canazei by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Canazei can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Merano.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lago di Carezza, Sella Pass, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, Alpe di Siusi - Seiser Alm Bahn
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Funivia Pass Pordoi ©
Funivia Pass Pordoi
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass

3
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Altopiano del Renon and Prati di Croda Rossa. Get in touch with nature at Le Cascate di Stanghe and Canyon Rio Sass. Change things up with these side-trips from Merano: Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo) and Bressanone (Plose & Duomo di Bressanone). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tappeiner Promenade.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Merano trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Canazei to Merano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bressanone, Altopiano del Renon, Prati di Croda Rossa, Le Cascate di Stanghe, Canyon Rio Sass
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Canyon Rio Sass ©
Canyon Rio Sass
Plose ©
Plose
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio

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