8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Rome
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
San Candido
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Selva di Val Gardena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Merano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Molveno
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Rome

1
night
San Candido

San Candido ©
Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Candido travel planning tool .

Rome to San Candido is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in San Candido: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in San Candido

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago di Braies, Parco e Percorso Salute, Drau Cycle Route
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Parco e Percorso Salute ©
Parco e Percorso Salute

1
night
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): trek along Sass Pordoi and then hit the slopes at Val Gardena.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selva di Val Gardena trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Candido to Selva di Val Gardena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Candido in August: high temperatures in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sass Pordoi
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi

2
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo Maria Assunta, get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Carezza, see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian, and then get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Merano journey planner .

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Merano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in August, plan for much hotter days in Merano, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Molveno.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolzano, Lago di Carezza
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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
Molveno

Molveno ©
Molveno is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 40km northwest of Trento.GeographyMolveno is located at the northern end of a 4km long lake, at the foot of the Brenta Group and the Paganella mountain.The Lake of Molveno, formed by a landslide about 4000 years ago, is the second largest in Trentino-Alto Adige, 3.3km2. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Molveno: Trento (Piazza Duomo, MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, & more), Lago di Tovel (in Tuenno) and Bormio (Torre della Bajona & Stelvio Pass). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago di Molveno and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo di San Lorenzo in Banale.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Molveno trip app .

Getting from Merano to Molveno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Molveno can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Molveno

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trento, Bormio, Borgo di San Lorenzo in Banale, Lago di Tenno, Lago di Tovel
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze

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