8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Perugia
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Aosta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Trento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Selva di Val Gardena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Candido
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Perugia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Porta Pretoria and then explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Aosta trip maker app .

Perugia to Aosta is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Aosta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Castello di Fenis, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Verres
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River Rafting & Tubing
Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

2
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.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, make a trip to Fontana del Nettuno, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Romedio, then explore the historical opulence of Castel Thun, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Aosta to Trento in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Trento, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santuario di San Romedio, Centro Storico, Castel Thun, Lago di Molveno
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio

2
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Neustift, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Bressanone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Val Gardena. On the next day, make a trip to Sella Pass, then get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, and then trek along Sass Pordoi.

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

You can drive from Trento to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Trento in August: highs in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Candido.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canazei, Duomo di Bressanone, Kloster Neustift
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Prags, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Anterselva, and then get to know the fascinating history of La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Il Maso dello Speck - Da Tito, then explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, and then stroll through Drau Cycle Route.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Candido trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Selva di Val Gardena to San Candido takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in August: high temperatures in San Candido hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Candido

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lago di Dobbiaco, La Citta vecchia di Brunico, Drau Cycle Route, Lago di Anterselva, Lago di Braies
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Lago di Anterselva ©
Lago di Anterselva
Il Maso dello Speck - Da Tito ©
Il Maso dello Speck - Da Tito

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