10 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

10 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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10 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Aosta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Val Masino
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bormio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Riva Del Garda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Selva di Val Gardena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Merano
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Porta Pretoria, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aosta day trip site .

London, UK to Aosta is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London to Aosta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Val Masino.

Things to do in Aosta

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Fenis
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Porta Pretoria ©
Porta Pretoria

1
night
Val Masino

Val Masino
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the views at Valle di Sasso Bisolo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Val Masino itinerary planner .

Drive from Aosta to Val Masino in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bormio.

Things to do in Val Masino

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stelvio Pass. On the 27th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Gavia Pass, identify plant and animal life at Gumperle, then get outside with Stelvio Pass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre della Bajona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, then make a trip to Centro Storico, then take in panoramic vistas at Torri di Fraele, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Cancano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bormio vacation planner.

You can drive from Val Masino to Bormio in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, Torri di Fraele, Centro Storico, Gumperle
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Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago di Molveno (in Molveno), Il Giardino di Casa Biasi (in Pesina) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Head underground at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valle di Ledro, and don't miss a visit to The Bastion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bormio to Riva Del Garda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Riva Del Garda can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Trento, Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, Lago di Molveno, Il Giardino di Casa Biasi, Lago di Garda
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone ©
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda

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night
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
On the 1st (Sat), trek along Sass Pordoi and then hit the slopes at Val Gardena.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Selva di Val Gardena trip website .

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Selva di Val Gardena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riva Del Garda in May, you will find days in Selva di Val Gardena are much colder (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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night
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Merano trip website .

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. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in June, you will find days in Merano are much warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico

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