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Dolomites Itinerary 10-14 Days: Start in Venice, Milan, Munich, or Verona

How much time do you need in the Dolomites? You need months and years. But, if you have 10-14 days, that’s a good start. 

The purpose of this itinerary is to outline how to spend 10 days or 2 weeks in the Dolomites in Northern Italy.

If you need any other information about this region, take a look at these 80+ Dolomites guides and consult our Dolomites Travel Guide

For a shorter route, check out our 5 Day Dolomites Road Trip and our 7 Day Dolomites Road Trip

The best way to structure a 10 day Dolomites itinerary is to choose three bases. 

  • 3 Nights in Val Gardena 
  • 2 Nights in San Martino di Castrozza
  • 4 Nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo

The best way to structure a 2 week Dolomites itinerary is to choose 4-5 bases and divide your time as equally as possible:

  • 3 Nights in Val Gardena 
  • 2 Nights in San Martino di Castrozza
  • 4 Nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • 2 Nights in Alta Badia
  • 2 Nights in Val di Funes

You can start this 10-14 Day Dolomites itinerary from any nearby airport, or destination. Read How to Get to the Dolomites for info on the closest airports, train stations, and bus terminals.

If you’re starting your trip in Venice, or Treviso, drive first to Cortina d’Ampezzo, continue to Val Gardena, and end in San Martino di Castrozza. For the 2 week variation, insert Alta Badia and Val di Funes before Val Gardena. 

This itinerary requires a car. We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals in Europe. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip. Check car rental rates here

If you don’t want to rent a car, read How to Visit the Dolomites Without a Car.

Friedrich August Weg, Sassolungo Circuit Trail, Dolomites

10 Days in the Dolomites

  • Day 1: Drive to Val Gardena, Vallunga Valley
  • Day 2: Puez-Odle Nature Park
  • Day 3: Sassolungo Group and/or Alpe di Siusi
  • Day 4: Drive to San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Sella, Passo Pordoi, Viel del Pan Trail, Passo Rolle, Baita Segantini Sunset
  • Day 5: Parco Naturale di Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino
  • Day 6: Drive to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Passo Giau, Mondeval Plateau
  • Day 7: Ampezzo Dolomites, Tofana di Rozes, Croda da Lago
  • Day 8: Sesto/Sexten Dolomites, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cadini di Misurina
  • Day 9: Braies/Prags Dolomites, Lago di Braies, Prato Piazza
  • Day 10: Drive to Alta Badia, Passo Falzarego, Armentara Meadows

2 Weeks in the Dolomites

  • Day 11: Passo Gardena, Sass da Ciampac, or Cima Pisciadù
  • Day 12: Drive to Val di Funes, Sass da Putia Circuit Trail, Santa Maddalena Church Viewpoint Sunset
  • Day 13: Val di Funes, Tullen, Rifugio Genova, Adolf Munkel Trail
  • Day 14: Leave the Dolomites

10-14 Days Dolomites Itinerary Route Map

In this Dolomites road trip map, each color signifies a different Dolomites region. Click the icons and trails to display further information about each destination and hike.


Days 1 – 3: Val Gardena

Puez-Odle Nature Park, Col Raiser, Dolomites

Day 1: Drive to Val Gardena 

Val Gardena (Gherdëina in Ladin, Gröden in German) is a valley in South Tyrol, which stretches between Valle Isarco (Eisacktal in German) and Sella Pass and Gardena Pass.

Snuggled between Puez-Odle Nature Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Sassolungo Group and Sella Group, Val Gardena offers direct access to Seceda, Alpe di Siusi, and Vallunga Valley. 

Here’s the approximate driving distances from nearby airports to Val Gardena: 

  • Bolzano Airport (BZO), Italy: 50 minutes
  • Innsbruck Airport (INN), Austria: 1:30 hours
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), Italy: 3:15 hours
  • Treviso Airport (TSF), Italy: 3:11 hours
  • Verona Airport (VRN), Italy: 2:10 hours
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy: 4:20 hours
  • Munich Airport (MUC), Germany: 3:35 hours 

If you have time to explore Val Gardena on your arrival day, we recommend doing something low-key like walking Vallunga Valley (1-2 hours), hiking up to Baita Sëurasas (2 hours), or exploring Alpe di Siusi (4 hours) along this Alpe di Siusi Meadows Circuit Trail.

Stay 3 nights in either Santa Cristina, or Selva di Val Gardena. Read Best Val Gardena Hotels for an overview of the best accommodations in the valley.

Santa Cristina Accommodations: Smart Hotel Saslong (budget), Charme Hotel Uridl (midrange), or Dorfhotel Beludei (top choice – luxury)

Selva di Val Gardena Accommodations: Hotel Garni Morene (budget), Linder Cycling Hotel (luxury), or Hotel Tyrol (luxury)


Days 2 – 3: Hike in Val Gardena 

For the next few days, you have a plethora of hiking options, all summarized in Best Hikes in Val Gardena

Here’s what we recommend:

Easy Hikes:

Moderate Hikes:

Difficult Hikes:

Via Ferratas


Days 4 – 5: San Martino di Castrozza

Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Day 4: Drive from Val Gardena to San Martino di Castrozza

The drive from Val Gardena to San Martino di Castrozza is one to be savored. Without stops, the 89.2 km drive takes 2:14 hours. 

The route leads over Passo Sella to Val di Fassa. We suggest detouring to Passo Pordoi in order to hike the Viel del Pan trail (2:30 – 3 hours). This lovely path affords jaw-dropping views of the glaciated Marmolada (3343 m), the highest mountain in the Dolomites.  

The drive continues to Canazei and through Val di Fassa. 

If you’re eager to see Lake Carezza and the Vajolet Towers, you can detour to Val d’Ega and stay 1-2 nights in Carezza, or Nova Levante. 

Otherwise continue east to San Pellegrino and south to Passo Rolle. Park at Passo Rolle and hike to Baita Segantini.

From Passo Rolle, the road twists down Primero Valley to San Martino di Castrozza, the alpine resort wedged between the mountains of Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park. 

Stay 2 nights in San Martino di CastrozzaResidence Taufer (budget), Hotel Vienna (midrange), or Sayonara Nature & Wellness Hotel (luxury)


Day 5: Hike in the Pale di San Martino Dolomites

There are so many enthralling hiking trails in the Pale di San Martino mountains. Our favorite hikes are the Pala di San Martino Circuit Trail and the Val Venegia to Rifugio Mulaz Circuit Trail

If you’re looking for something more moderate, you can ascend to the moon-like Pale di San Martino plateau (with cableways) and hike to Cima Rosetta. Later in the day, you can venture to Val Venegia and walk to Malga Venegiota.

If you didn’t hike to Baita Segantini yesterday, head up there tonight for sunset. 


Days 6 – 9: Cortina d’Ampezzo

Val Formin, Croda da Lago Circuit Hike, Dolomites

Day 6: Drive from San Martino di Castrozza to Cortina d’Ampezzo

The 87.7 km drive from San Martino di Castrozza to Cortina d’Ampezzo takes 2:10 hours. The drive leads northeast to Passo Giau via Alleghe and Selva di Cadore. 

At Passo Giau, stretch your legs, take a photo of the striking Ra Gusela mountain, and consider hiking to the Mondeval Plateau.

The drive continues to Ponte di Rocurto, the starting point for the Croda da Lago and Lago Federa hikes. 

Continue to Pocolo and all the way down to Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

Stay 4 nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo: Hotel Meuble Oasi (budget), Baita Fraina (midrange), Hotel Villa Alpina (midrange), Ambra Cortina Luxury&Fashion Hotel (midrange-luxury), Camina Suite & Spa (luxury),  HOTEL de LËN (luxury), Dolomiti Lodge Alverà (luxury), or Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo (luxury).

Alternatively, you can stay in any town in Alta Pusteria (Hochpustertal in German, Upper Puster Valley in English).

We particularly like San Candido (Innichen in German), which has an atmospheric town center and lovely accommodations: Residence Silvia (budget), Residence Kugler (apartments), Post Hotel – Tradition & Lifestyle Adults Only (luxury), ATTO Suites & Cuisine (luxury apartments), and Naturhotel Leitlhof (luxury). 


Day 7: Ampezzo Dolomites 

On day 7 of your Dolomites itinerary, we suggest exploring the mountains encircling Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Recommended Trails:

For more ideas, read our Cortina d’Ampezzo Hiking Guide.


Day 8: Sesto/Sexten Dolomites 

The Sexten Dolomites are located northeast of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

This magnificent range is made-up of many striking mountains including Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen in German, Three Peaks in English), the Cadini di Misurina Group, Croda Rossa di Sesto (Sextner Rotwand), Punta dei Tre Scarperi (Dreischusterspitze), and many more. 

The most popular hike in the Sexten Dolomites is the easy-moderate loop trail around Tre Cime di Lavaredo. This hike starts at Rifugio Auronzo, accessible by the Rifugio Auronzo Toll Road.  

While that’s a wonderful hike, it’s teeming with visitors, and getting busier and busier each year. 

A more interesting approach to Tre Cime di Lavaredo is from Val Campo di Dentro (Innerfeldtal), a side valley of Sesto Valley. This Torre dei Scarperi Circuit Trail is a thrilling and quiet hiking trail, which takes 6:20 hours. It entails some secured scrambling (no exposure and no special equipment needed). 

Experience alpine hikers should consider the Sentiero Bonacossa trail, which is a secured hiking path (“Sentiero Attrezzato”), which leads through the Cadini di Misurina trail from Rifugio Col de Varda (accessible by a chairlift from Lake Misurina) to the Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint and onwards to Rifugio Auronzo. 

Here’s our guide to the Sentiero Bonacossa North Trail

For easy-going adventuring, you can drive to Sesto and walk Val Fiscalina and hike from Pratti di Croda Rossa (Rotwandwiesen) Meadows to Passo Monte Croce (Kreuzbergpass) mountain pass. Read about this trail in our Sexten Dolomites Hiking Guide


Day 9: Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park 

On day 9 of your Dolomites itinerary, you can continue exploring the Ampezzo Dolomites, or venture north to Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park. 

If you visit Lago di Braies, we recommend hiking to Hochalpenkopf Peak.

If you visit the Prato Piazza Plateau, we recommend hiking to Monte Specie and the Gaisl High Trail


Days 10 – 11: Alta Badia

Sella Group, Dolomites

Day 10: Drive from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Badia, Alta Badia

The 34.8 km drive from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Badia in Alta Badia takes 50 minutes. The drive leads to Col Galina, the Cinque Torri and Rifugio Nuvolau trailhead, and up to Passo Falzarego. Continue over Passo Valparola and down to San Cassiano in Val Badia. 

We recommend driving through the valley to the village of Badia, so that you can hike across the Armentara Meadows. The Armentara Meadows are located on the Armentara Plateau beneath the impressive Sasso di Santa Croce Group, on the western edge of Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park. 

Alta Badia is made-up of several villages: Corvara, Colfosco, San Cassiano, La Val, La Villa, and Badia. I recommend finding the best accommodation for your budget in any town.

Stay 2 nights in Alta Badia:

Colfosco Accommodations: Pension Mirandola (budget-midrange), Crëp Sella (midrange), Kolfuschgerhof (luxury)

Corvara Accommodations: Hotel Col Alto (luxury), Hotel Marmolada (luxury), Hotel La Perla (luxury)

La Villa Accommodations: Ciasa Agreiter (budget), Hotel La Majun (luxury), or Hotel Cristallo – Wellness Mountain Living (luxury)

Badia Accommodations: Chalet Planvart (budget), or Badia Hill (luxury)

San Cassiano Accommodations: Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence (luxury apartments)


Day 11: Explore Alta Badia

Alta Badia is this stunning mountain region surrounding Upper Val Badia Valley, between the Sella Group, Puez Group, and Fanes Group. 

Today, we recommend heading up to Passo Gardena in order to hike to Cima Pisciadù in the Sella Group or Sass da Ciampac in the Cir Group. 

If you’re staying in Colfosco, or Corvara, you could take a bus up to Passo Gardena and hike back to your hotel from either trail. If you’re staying in La Villa, you could also take a bus to Passo Gardena and hike back to La Villa via Sass da Ciampac and Rifugio Gardenacia. 

For more ideas, read our Alta Badia Summer Guide.


Days 12 – 14: Val di Funes

Chiesetta di San Giovanni a Ranui / Church of St. John of Nepomuk in Ranui

Day 12: Drive from Alta Badia to Val di Funes 

The drive from Alta Badia to Santa Maddalena (St. Magdalena) in Val di Funes  is ~51 km and takes 1:23 hours. Drive north along SS244 in the direction of  Bruneck/Brunico. At San Martino in Badia, veer left on the serpentine mountain road SP29 to Passo delle Erbe. 

Passo delle Erbe (Würzjoch) is the mountain pass that links Val Badia with Valle di Eores (Aferer Tal). It’s also the starting point of the fabulous Sass de Putia Circuit Trail, which we highly recommend hiking. 

From Passo delle Erbe, drive 35 minutes to Santa Maddalena in Val di Funes, one of the most heavenly places in the Dolomites. 

For golden hour and sunset, hike up to the Santa Maddalena church viewpoint situated along the Santa Maddalena Panorama Trail.

Stay 2 nights in Val di FunesAppartements Pension Sonia (budget), Fallerhof (Budget), Hotel Fines (Midrange), Proihof (midrange), or Hotel Tyrol (Luxury).


Day 13: Hike in Val di Funes 

Val di Funes stretches from Valle Isarco (Eisacktal) to the base of the Odle (Geisler) peaks. Though stunning from the Seceda ridge, the Odle spires are just as spectacularly menacing from Val di Funes.

Today, you can hike: Adolf Munkel Trail (easy), Rifugio Genova (moderate), or Tullen Peak (difficult). 

Tonight, watch the sunset from the platform overlooking Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui (Kirchen St. Johann in Ranui). 


Day 14: Depart the Dolomites 

If time allows, we recommend hiking another trail in Val di Funes. 

For those heading north to Austria and Germany, it’s a 1 hour drive from Santa Maddalena to the Brenner Pass. 

For those heading to the Bolzano Airport, it’s a 50 minute drive. 

For those heading to the Verona Airport, it’s a 2:20 hour drive. 


Dolomites Itinerary Accommodations

For the 10-day Dolomites Itinerary: book 3 nights in Val Gardena, 2 nights in San Martino di Castrozza, and 4 nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo (or Alta Pusteria).

For the 2 week Dolomites Itinerary, book 3 nights in Val Gardena, 2 nights in San Martino di Castrozza, 4 nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo (or Alta Pusteria), 2 nights in Alta Badia, and 2 nights in Val di Funes.


Stay 3 Nights in Val Gardena 

Dorfhotel Beludei, Santa Cristina, Val Gardena
Dorfhotel Beludei

Santa Cristina 

Budget | Smart Hotel Saslong is a no-frills hotel in Santa Cristina featuring modern, minimalist interiors decorated in local wood. Guests have access to a self-service bar, free parking (indoor and outdoor), and on-site restaurant serving local cuisine. This is a perfect place to stay if you’re traveling with friends. Book breakfast!

Midrange | Charme Hotel Uridl is a family-run hotel set in a mountain chalet dating back to the 17th century. Stay here for the cozy and quaint atmosphere and delicious breakfast buffets and dinners.

Top Choice – Luxury | Dorfhotel Beludei is a 4-star-superior hotel set in a quiet location above the village church. With its fairytale chalet design, innovative cuisine (half board only), Ladin hospitality, and light-filled suites, this boutique hotel is the perfect choice for a relaxing and comfortable stay in Val Gardena. Guests are treated like friends and family. Welcome extras include free garage parking, complimentary guided hiking tours (for hotel guests only), an afternoon snack, and a lovely spa (steam sauna, Finnish sauna, relaxation room, whirlpool, indoor pool, and tea bar). Learn more in our Dorfhotel Beludei Hotel Review

More options: Hotel Garni Ruscel (budget), Bed & Breakfast Kaserer (budget), and  Hotel Touring Dolomites (luxury)

Find an accommodation in Santa Cristina.


Selva di Val Gardena 

Budget | Hotel Garni Morene is a clean and comfortable family-run guesthouse, set in an idyllic location outside the town center of Selva. Stay here for the unbeatable price, mountain views, and hospitality. Breakfast included.

Luxury | Hotel Freina is a welcoming family-run hotel in Selva with an excellent on-site restaurant (serving vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options), wonderful spa, and free garage parking. 

Luxury | Linder Cycling Hotel stands out with its bold architecture, stylish urban accents, and laid-back atmosphere. Beyond the captivating design, Linder Cycling Hotel boasts excellent facilities, including a rooftop terrace, indoor pool, bar, and the à la carte Luis Eatery restaurant.

Luxury | Hotel Tyrol is a traditional alpine hotel centrally located in Selva. The hotel’s restaurant offers creative interpretations of Ladin tradition with a Tuscan twist. Stay here for the cozy ambience, the wellness area (saunas, indoor and outdoor heated pool, indoor and outdoor whirlpool, salt cave with chromotherapy), and comfortable rooms. Outdoor parking is free and garage parking is an extra charge. 

More options: Garni Hotel Bel Vert (budget), Boutique Hotel Nives – Luxury & Design  (luxury) Hotel Sun Valley (luxury), Savoy Dolomites Luxury & Spa Hotel (luxury), Hotel Granbaita Dolomites (5 star luxury)

Find an accommodation in Selva di Val Gardena.


Stay 2 Nights in San Martino di Castrozza

Passo Rolle, San Martino di Castrozza, Dolomites

Budget | Residence Taufer is an affordable apartment-style accommodation, located 1 km from the center of San Martino di Castrozza. Apartments are clean and fully equipped, with all necessary appliances to make your stay here comfortable. The check-in/check-out is easy and uncomplicated. There’s a welcoming bar downstairs, where you can order espresso, drinks, and snacks throughout the day. And, the views of the Pala Group are sublime!

Midrange | Hotel Vienna is a welcoming family-run hotel, set in the heart of San Martino di Castrozza. This 3-star hotel delivers gorgeous mountain views, cozy and spacious rooms, and a great breakfast. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Luxury | Sayonara Nature & Wellness Hotel is a top-rated luxury hotel in San Martino di Castrozza. Stay here for the spacious, alpine-modern rooms, the rich and varied breakfast buffet, and the 1000 m2 spa and wellness area. The hotel is a 5-minute walk to the center of town. The hotel’s on-site restaurant is open daily for dinner.

Look for accommodation in San Martino di Castrozza.


Stay 4 Nights in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Hotel de Len, Cortina d'Ampezzo
HOTEL de LËN

Budget | Hotel Meuble Oasi is a guesthouse set in the town center of Cortina d’Ampezzo, walking distance to the pedestrian zone and bus station. Book this 2-star hotel for the unbeatable price, location, spotless rooms, and on-site parking. 

Midrange | Baita Fraina is a charming B&B with six rooms with balconies, 3km from Cortina’s town center (5 minute drive). This guesthouse is also home to a Michelin recommended à la carte restaurant, which serves regional cuisine. Stay here for the mountain views, the affordability, and the food.

Midrange | Hotel Villa Alpina is a centrally-located 3-star-superior hotel housed in a historic villa. Rooms are comfortable and feature parquet floors and alpine furnishings. The room rate includes breakfast and outdoor parking. 

Midrange | Ambra Cortina Luxury&Fashion Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel with 24 thematic rooms and a bar in the very center of Cortina. Guests are treated to free on-site parking and an excellent breakfast. 

Top Choice – Luxury | Camina Suite & Spa is a 4-star boutique hotel, 1 km north of Cortina’ town center. This intimate hotel with 12 rooms offers alpine-style suites with comfy beds and ample closet space. Rooms are equipped with nespresso machines, air-conditioning, and soundproofing. We loved the high-quality breakfast and complimentary spa (3 saunas, relaxation zone, and showers). Read our Camina Suite & Spa hotel review.

Top Choice – Luxury | HOTEL de LËN is a fresh-faced luxury hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo’s town center. Interiors blend natural and sustainable materials with fine furnishings to create a relaxing, yet refined atmosphere. The hotel restaurant showcases local Ampezzo flavors in unique and exciting ways. We loved the charming, enthusiastic staff, the rooftop spa (1 complimentary hour), and communal areas (living room, cocktail bar, and restaurant). Breakfast is included in the room rate. Parking is off-site and an extra charge. Read our Hotel de Len review.

More Luxury Hotels in Cortina d’Ampezzo: Dolomiti Lodge Alverà, Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, Rosapetra SPA Resort, and Faloria Mountain Spa Resort

Look for accommodation in Cortina d’Ampezzo.


Stay 2 Nights in Alta Badia

Hotel Ciasa Soleil, La Villa, Alta Badia, Dolomites
Hotel Ciasa Soleil 

Colfosco

Budget-Midrange | Pension Mirandola is a family-run guesthouse with spotless rooms and an on-site restaurant (half board available). Stay here for the warm hospitality, affordability, and location. 

Midrange | Crëp Sella is a sparkling clean B&B with spacious and comfortable rooms. 

Luxury | Hotel Kolfuschgerhof excels on every level, from its excellent wellness facilities and superb Dolomites views to its fine dining, featuring local and Italian cuisine. The hotel’s design is a winning combination of Tyrolean chalet-style and alpine-modern. Expect extraordinary service and the best spa views of your life.

Look for accommodation in Colfosco.


La Villa 

Budget Apartments | Ciasa Agreiter in La Villa is a pet-friendly property with beautiful, well-equipped apartments with stunning mountain views. 

Luxury | Hotel La Majun exudes luxury in the shape of gourmet Ladin cuisine (half board available), modern rooms, and an elegant atmosphere.

Luxury | Hotel Cristallo – Wellness Mountain Living enjoys an idyllic setting between La Villa and Corvara. This 4-star-superior hotel pampers guests with its heavenly wellness facilities, high-quality half board offering, and stylish rooms. 

Luxury | Hotel Ciasa Soleil is a boutique hotel in La Villa that wowed us with its excellent cuisine, relaxing indoor and outdoor wellness facilities, unbeatable sunset views, and striking design. 

Look for accommodation in La Villa.


Badia 

Budget | Chalet Planvart is a great value B&B in Badia. 

Top Choice – Luxury | Badia Hill impresses with its contemporary, drool-worthy design and satisfies with its facilities, restaurant, and bar. This brand new hotel commands unimaginable views of Sasso Santa Croce from its gorgeous spa and infinity pool. Book this hotel if it’s available!! Read our Badia Hill Hotel Review.

Look for accommodation in Badia.


Corvara

Midrange | Ciasa De Munt Lifestyle Living strikes just the right balance between urban and the outdoors, with its clean aesthetic, modern elegant lines and location. Guests have access to top-notch wellness facilities, storage lockers, and a  washing machine. A fresh breakfast buffet featuring homemade cakes, cold cuts, and eggs is laid out each morning. Take advantage of the mountainside breakfast offering in their Piz Boé Alpine Lounge (2200 meters). 

Luxury Family AparthotelMovi Family Apart-Hotel offers new and stylish apartments for families. This modern property blends everything we love about a hotel (amenities and breakfast buffet) with everything we love about an apartment (self-sufficiency and space). Extra Perks: kids and family spa area with pool, adults-only spa, summer outdoor playpark, entertainment for kids (ages 3-12, 9:30 am – 9:30 pm). 

Luxury | We stayed in Hotel Col Alto, a 4-star hotel facing Sassongher peak in Corvara. We loved the hotel’s extensive wellness and spa area, the half-board experience, and the accommodating staff.

Look for accommodation in Corvara.


Stay 2 Nights in Val di Funes

Santa Maddalena, Val di Funes, Dolomites

Budget Appartements Pension Sonia is a no-frills, budget-friendly guesthouse in Santa Maddalena. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Budget | Fallerhof is an active farm and a great-value apartment-style accommodation with stunning views of the Geisler Group. It’s a short walk to the Santa Maddalena Church (5 minutes) and the famous Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui (15 minutes). Breakfast is available upon request.

Midrange | Hotel Fines is a welcoming, 3-star hotel in Santa Maddalena, owned by a young and enthusiastic team. Guests love the rich breakfast buffet, central location, and hotel restaurant. Definitely book half board (breakfast and dinner) here. The DolomitiMobil Card is free for all guests.

Midrange | Proihof is a happily-situated farm stay in Santa Maddalena offering charming alpine rooms and apartments as well as stellar views of the Odle/Geisler Group. Stay here for the dreaming surroundings, farm animals, and down-to-earth atmosphere. 

Luxury | Hotel Tyrol Dolomites Slow Living is a 4-star hotel in Santa Maddalena. Directly facing the Odle/Geisler Group, guests can enjoy the mountains from the hotel pool, garden lounge area, and bedroom balconies. If you stay here, book half board.

Look for accommodation in Santa Maddalena in Val di Funes.



Dolomites Trip Planning Essentials

Use our Dolomites Travel Guide to plan an unforgettable trip to Northern Italy.


When to Hike in the Dolomites

The best time to hike in the Dolomites is between mid-June and mid-September. If the weather is stable, the hiking season can extend until late October.


Best Places to Stay

Figuring out where to stay in the Dolomites is probably the biggest hurdle to planning a trip to the Dolomites. We’ve created three guides to help you decide where to stay:


What to See & Do

During your trip to the Dolomites, you can go via ferrata climbing, culinary hiking, hut to hut hiking, cycling, paragliding, and so much more. We’ve highlighted our favorite experiences in Best Things to Do in the Dolomites.

Wherever you decide to stay, you’ll be surrounded by glorious mountain scenery and incredible natural landmarks.

In Best Places to Visit in the Dolomites, we’ve outlined the most iconic attractions as well as lesser-known destinations across the Dolomites, including Alpe di Siusi, Lago di Braies, and Lago di Sorapis.


Dolomites Packing List

Hiking Gear

Outdoor Photography Gear


Dolomites Hiking Guides

Hiking in the Dolomites is our passion. Year after year, we love discovering new trails and expanding our knowledge of the area. For day hiking, check out Best Day Hikes in the Dolomites. For trekking, take a look at our guide to Hut to Hut Hiking in the Dolomites and Alta Via 1.

For region-specific hiking trails, check out:

Recommended Hiking Guidebook: Cicerone Guide: Shorter Walks in the Dolomites


10-14 Day Dolomites Itinerary Route Map, Northern Italy

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