11 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

11 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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11 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Brunico
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Merano
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Aosta
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Manama

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 17th (Tue), examine the collection at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Casa D'Arte Futurista Depero. On the next day, learn and have fun at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, then explore the activities along Lago di Molveno, and then take an in-depth tour of Omkafe.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda online tour planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Riva Del Garda is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Riva Del Garda. In December, Riva Del Garda is much colder than Manama - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trento, Omkafe, Lago di Molveno, Casa D'Arte Futurista Depero, Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno

2
nights
Brunico

Brunico ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Val Gardena, make a trip to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, and then explore the historical opulence of Castel Badia. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro della Cattedrale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Bressanone, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Citta vecchia di Brunico.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brunico day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Brunico takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riva Del Garda in December: high temperatures in Brunico hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Bressanone, Val Gardena, Lago di Braies, Castel Badia, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Duomo di Bressanone ©
Duomo di Bressanone

2
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Tesoro Del Duomo, admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta, get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Merano Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Tappeiner Promenade and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Merano trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brunico to Merano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Brunico in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Merano, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bolzano
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Tappeiner Promenade ©
Tappeiner Promenade

4
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 out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Castello di Issogne (in Issogne), Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia) and Val Ferret (in Courmayeur). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, make a trip to Porta Pretoria, admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Reale di Sarre.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aosta holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Merano to Aosta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Castello di Issogne, Castello di Fenis, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area, Val Ferret, Lillaz Waterfalls
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area ©
Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

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