8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Milan
Drive:  2​h
1
Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Merano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Milan

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teatro Romano and Castello di Fenis. Take a break from the city and head to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Castello di Issogne (in Issogne) and Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense and explore the historical opulence of Castello Reale di Sarre.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aosta trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

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

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. On the 7th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castel Beseno, then explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and then explore the activities along Lago di Molveno. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza Duomo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Ledro, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

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You can drive from Aosta to Riva Del Garda in 4 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Merano Centro Storico and Castel Thun will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Val Gardena and Canyon Rio Sass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merano: Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo), Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology) and Orologio ad Acqua di Fondo (in Fondo). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

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Getting from Riva Del Garda to Merano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Merano can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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