17 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

17 days in Italian Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Merano
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Bolzano
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Levico Terme
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Chiavenna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Aosta
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Train + Subway:  14 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Merano

Merano ©
Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Merano side-trips: Valdidentro (Terme Bagni Nuovi & Hotel Bagni Vecchi), Lago dei Caprioli (in Pellizzano) and Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Terme Merano, boost your wellbeing at Bormio Terme, and stop by Pur Sudtirol Meran.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Merano trip planner.

New York City, USA to Merano is an approximately 23- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Merano is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Merano dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Merano

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trips

Valdidentro, Bormio Terme, Lago dei Caprioli, Santuario di San Romedio
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Terme Merano ©
Terme Merano
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
Hotel Bagni Vecchi ©
Hotel Bagni Vecchi

4
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Get out of town with these interesting Bolzano side-trips: Bressanone (Acquarena & Palazzo Vescovile), Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Cascate di Riva (in Campo Tures). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Neustift, indulge in some personalized pampering at Cron4, and see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bolzano trip maker website.

Bolzano is just a short distance from Merano. In October, daily temperatures in Bolzano can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levico Terme.

Things to do in Bolzano

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Bressanone, Lago di Braies, Cascate di Riva, Kloster Neustift, Cron4
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian ©
Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian

3
nights
Levico Terme

Levico Terme ©
Levico Terme is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 15km southeast of Trento. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levico Terme: Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina (in San Michele all'Adige), Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali (in Trento) and Lago di Molveno (in Molveno). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Science Museum, stroll around Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levico Terme sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Bolzano to Levico Terme by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Levico Terme can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiavenna.

Things to do in Levico Terme

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trento, Rovereto, Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Forte Belvedere, Lago di Molveno
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo ©
Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo

2
nights
Chiavenna

Chiavenna ©
Chiavenna is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region of Lombardy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna, whizz through the canopy at Fly Emotion, then examine the collection at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Cioccolateria Madesimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Galleria Storica Vigili del Fuoco and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiavenna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levico Terme to Chiavenna takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chiavenna can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Chiavenna

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, Valchiavenna, Fly Emotion, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Cioccolateria Madesimo
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Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Palazzo Vertemate Franchi ©
Palazzo Vertemate Franchi
Fly Emotion ©
Fly Emotion

3
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.
Explore Aosta's surroundings by going to QC Terme Pre Saint Didier (in Pre-Saint-Didier), Castello di Issogne (in Issogne) and Forte di Bard (in Bard). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, let the river carry you with Rafting Mont Blanc, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and get a new perspective on things with Rafting Adventure.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aosta online trip maker.

You can drive from Chiavenna to Aosta in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

QC Terme Pre Saint Didier, Castello di Issogne, Rafting Mont Blanc, Forte di Bard, Rafting Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Rafting Mont Blanc ©
Rafting Mont Blanc
QC Terme Pre Saint Didier ©
QC Terme Pre Saint Didier
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso