17 days in Italy, Salzburg & Zell am See Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Salzburg & Zell am See Itinerary

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Salzburg, Austria
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Zell am See, Austria
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bolzano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral and then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Salzburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Salzburg is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in September: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zell am See.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Zell am See, Austria — 4 nights

Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Zell am See side-trips: Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut) and Edelweissspitze (in Fusch). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grossglockner, fly down the slopes at Schmittenhohe, pause for some serene contemplation at Elisabethkapelle, and cool off at Zell Am See.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zell am See travel planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Zell am See by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Zell am See can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Venice.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zell am See to Venice takes 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zell am See in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bolzano.
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Bolzano, Italy — 3 nights

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: Castel Thun (in Ton), Merano (Merano Centro Storico & I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff) and Lago di Molveno (in Molveno). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature, don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, and take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bolzano attractions site.

Drive from Venice to Bolzano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Bolzano, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Castelnuovo del Garda.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy — 2 nights

Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. On the 26th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountbaldo and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnuovo del Garda trip planning app.

You can drive from Bolzano to Castelnuovo del Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Castelnuovo del Garda can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with a short trip to Villa del Balbianello in Tremezzina (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Castelnuovo del Garda to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.