12 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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Fly to Verona, Bus to Selva di Val Gardena
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Marmolada as well as Latemar MontagnAnimata. Attractions like Val Gardena and Ortisei: Zona Pedonale make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Selva di Val Gardena side-trips: Adventure Park Piciocaa (in Pozza di Fassa), Lago di Carezza (in Nova Levante) and Merano (Merano Centro Storico, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, &more).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Selva di Val Gardena road trip planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Selva di Val Gardena is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Selva di Val Gardena to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy — 2 nights

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. You've now added Lake Misurina to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Misurina, explore the activities along Lago di Sorapiss, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Drau Cycle Route, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascate di Fanes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cinque Torri, then stroll through Rifugio Lagazuoi, then explore the ancient world of Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cortina d'Ampezzo road trip planning website.

You can drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in August, expect nights in Cortina d'Ampezzo to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Riva Del Garda.
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Riva Del Garda, Italy — 2 nights

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lago di Molveno, Legoland Water Park Gardaland and Via Ferrata del Colodri. On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata del Colodri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, then cool off at Caneva - The Aquapark, and finally make a splash at Legoland Water Park Gardaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Bastion, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, then see the interesting displays at MUSE - Science Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Riva Del Garda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Lugano and Monte Bre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Lido Locarno). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Monte San Salvatore, browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Riva Del Garda in August: highs in Lugano hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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