12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Brescia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arco
— 1 night
4
Modena
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Bologna
— 6 nights
End: Zagreb

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Milan vacation builder app .

Zagreb, Croatia to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in June since evenings lows in Milan dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brescia.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Brescia

Brescia ©
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, make a trip to Parish S.Gottardo, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Santa Giulia, then get to know the fascinating history of Via dei Musei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Salvatore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brescia trip maker site .

Take a train from Milan to Brescia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites Museums
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Brescia Castle ©
Brescia Castle
Museo di Santa Giulia ©
Museo di Santa Giulia

1
night
Arco

Arco is a comune in Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy.The town is faced on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle.Main sightsThe Castello di Arco, medieval castleSanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1475 - 1492. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S.Apollinare a Prabi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Arco Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Arco day trip planner.

You can drive from Brescia to Arco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Arco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Arco

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Arco Castle ©
Arco Castle

1
night
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzina Vigarani, and finally see the interesting displays at Piccolo Museo Profumalchemico.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Modena road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Arco to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena

6
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Venture out of the city with trips to Florence (Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, Uffizi Galleries, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Academya Lingue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, and don't miss a visit to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bologna route maker website .

Traveling by train from Modena to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Bologna, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Classes

Side Trip

Florence
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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