18 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

18 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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18 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + bus:  22​h 45​min
1
Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Riva Del Garda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Selva di Val Gardena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Merano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Livigno
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aosta: Castello di Issogne (in Issogne), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, take in the dramatic scenery at Lillaz Waterfalls, and make a trip to Porta Pretoria.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Aosta day trip planning app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Aosta is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Aosta is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lillaz Waterfalls, Forte di Bard, Castello di Issogne, Castello di Fenis, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
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Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis
Castello di Issogne ©
Castello di Issogne

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Riva Del Garda: Trento (MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Piazza Duomo, & more), Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta (in Andalo) and Lago di Molveno (in Molveno). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Old Ponale Road Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale, and don't miss a visit to The Bastion.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda trip planner .

Getting from Aosta to Riva Del Garda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Riva Del Garda can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trento, Tenno, Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta, Lago di Molveno
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone ©
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

2
nights
Selva di Val Gardena

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Sella Pass, then make a trip to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, and then fly down the slopes at Val Gardena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro della Cattedrale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Bressanone, then see the interesting displays at Diozesanmuseum Hofburg Brixen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sellaronda.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Selva di Val Gardena tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Selva di Val Gardena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riva Del Garda in March: high temperatures in Selva di Val Gardena hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Merano.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bressanone, Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, Sellaronda
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Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Diozesanmuseum Hofburg Brixen ©
Diozesanmuseum Hofburg Brixen
Duomo di Bressanone ©
Duomo di Bressanone

3
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merano: Bolzano (Castel Flavon, Piazza Walther, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, stroll through Passeggiata Gilf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Merano tour planner.

Traveling by car from Selva di Val Gardena to Merano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in March, expect nights in Merano to be a bit warmer, around 4°C, while days are much warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ton.

Things to do in Merano

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolzano, Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History, Oberhasler, Sankt Kathrein
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I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
Merano Centro Storico ©
Merano Centro Storico
Sankt Kathrein ©
Sankt Kathrein

2
nights
Ton

Ton ©
On the 16th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Cantina Villa Corniole, do a tasting at Barone a Prato, then learn about winemaking at Cantina A. Martinelli 1860, and finally make a trip to Lago di Tovel. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Rio Sass, appreciate the history behind Orologio ad Acqua di Fondo, don't miss a visit to Lago di Fedaia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Romedio, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel Thun.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ton route planner .

You can drive from Merano to Ton in 1.5 hours. March in Ton sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livigno.

Things to do in Ton

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Fondo, Cantina Villa Corniole, Santuario di San Romedio, Cantina A. Martinelli 1860, Cantina Barone a Prato
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Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
Canyon Rio Sass ©
Canyon Rio Sass

3
nights
Livigno

Livigno ©
Livigno is a town and comune in the province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy, located in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border.HistoryLivigno's second settlers were probably shepherds during the Middle Ages. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Livigno: Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra (in Folgarida) and Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva (in Santa Caterina). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno, learn and have fun at Centrale Scuola Sci e Snowboard, stroll through Mottolino Fun Mountain, and learn something new at Livigno Ski.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Livigno trip app .

Drive from Ton to Livigno in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ton in March: high temperatures in Livigno hover around 7°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livigno

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sentiero Glaciologico Valfurva, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra
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Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno ©
Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno
Mottolino Fun Mountain ©
Mottolino Fun Mountain
Centrale Scuola Sci e Snowboard ©
Centrale Scuola Sci e Snowboard

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