31 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

31 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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31 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Riva Del Garda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Brunico
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Selva di Val Gardena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Merano
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bormio
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Aosta
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riva Del Garda: Trento (MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Piazza Duomo, & more), Lago di Molveno (in Molveno) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Scaligero Castle, make a trip to The Bastion, get great views at Punta Larici, and fly down the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riva Del Garda trip planner .

New York City, USA to Riva Del Garda is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Riva Del Garda, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Riva Del Garda when traveling from New York City in December, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brunico.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trento, Omkafe, Lago di Molveno, Lago di Garda, Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

5
nights
Brunico

Brunico ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza San Michele (in San Candido), Bressanone (Arco Ponte Aquila & Duomo di Bressanone) and Kloster Neustift (in Varna).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brunico trip itinerary planner.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riva Del Garda in December; daily highs in Brunico reach 37°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bressanone, Rio di Pusteria, Campo Tures, Drau Cycle Route, Lago di Anterselva
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Kronplatz ©
Kronplatz
Duomo di Bressanone ©
Duomo di Bressanone

5
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Get out of town with these interesting Selva di Val Gardena side-trips: Canazei (La Terrazza delle Dolomiti & Sass Pordoi), Moena (Passo San Pellegrino & Ski Area Alpe Lusia) and Piattaforma Panoramica Latemar.360° (in Nova Ponente).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Selva di Val Gardena travel planning app .

You can drive from Brunico to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Selva di Val Gardena sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Merano.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Canazei, Moena, Campitello di Fassa, Piattaforma Panoramica Latemar.360°, Ski School Dolomites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

6
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Merano: Livigno (MUS! Museo di Livigno e Trepalle, Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno, & more), Bolzano (Duomo Maria Assunta, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, & more) and Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta (in Andalo). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to Castel Thun, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Merano trip maker app .

You can 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 December, you will find days in Merano are a bit warmer (47°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bormio.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bolzano, Livigno, Castel Thun, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra, Santuario di San Romedio
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

4
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. Explore Bormio's surroundings by going to Slingia (in Burgusio), Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva (in Santa Caterina) and Primolo (in Primolo). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Stelvio Pass, stop by Negozio Della Latteria, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre della Bajona, and hit the slopes at Sertorelli - Scuola Sci.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bormio day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Merano to Bormio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Merano in December, you will find days in Bormio are little chillier (40°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Bormio

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Parco delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, Slingia, Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, Primolo, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Slingia ©
Slingia
Stelvio Pass ©
Stelvio Pass
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aosta: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Val Ferret (in Courmayeur) and Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls, and explore the historical opulence of Castel Savoia.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aosta trip maker app .

You can drive from Bormio to Aosta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lillaz Waterfalls, Castel Savoia, Val Ferret, Castello di Fenis, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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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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