8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Aosta
— 2 nights
2
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
3
Merano
— 3 nights

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and Lillaz Waterfalls. Teatro Romano and Castel Savoia will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Castello di Issogne (in Issogne), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Castello di Verres (in Verres). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aosta holiday planner.

Milan to Aosta is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lillaz Waterfalls, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Issogne, Forte di Bard, Castello di Verres
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castel Beseno, then step into the grandiose world of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, explore the activities along Lago di Ledro, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda journey builder site.

You can drive from Aosta to Riva Del Garda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Riva Del Garda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trento, Lago di Ledro, Lago di Molveno, Castel Beseno, Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone ©
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone

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Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Merano Centro Storico and Santuario di San Romedio. Get in touch with nature at Val Gardena and Canyon Rio Sass. Get out of town with these interesting Merano side-trips: Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology), Castel Thun (in Ton) and Orologio ad Acqua di Fondo (in Fondo). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Merano road trip planning site.

Getting from Riva Del Garda to Merano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Merano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolzano, Fondo, Castel Thun, Val Gardena, Santuario di San Romedio
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio

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