15 days in Italy, Innsbruck & Bled Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Innsbruck & Bled Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bolzano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sirmione, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Stillup Stausee (in Mayrhofen), Spruce Tree Castle (in Zell im Zillertal) and Zillertaler Hohenstrasse (in Hippach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hexenwasser, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, contemplate the waterfront views at River Inn, and stroll through Bergisel Ski Jump.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Innsbruck is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Innsbruck, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Innsbruck to be much colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Soll, Achensee, Stillup Stausee, Spruce Tree Castle, Zillertaler Hohenstrasse
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Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Hexenwasser
Hexenwasser
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

1
night
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 12th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature, make a trip to Via Argentieri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via della Mostra, then walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Alte Grieser Pfarrkirche mit dem Altar von Michael Pacher.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bolzano travel planner.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Bolzano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Innsbruck in August, with highs in Bolzano at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Bolzano

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park

1
night
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia-Passeggiata delle Muse, step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sirmione online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bolzano to Sirmione in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sirmione are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Palazzo Muselli, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice planning website.

Drive from Sirmione to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Verona
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of Bled to go to Bohinjsko Jezero and see Lake Bohinj, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bled road trip planning site.

Drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get slightly colder in Bled: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

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