13 days in Italy & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
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Varenna, Italy
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Maranello, Italy
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Portofino, Italy
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip builder site.

Ahmedabad, India to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Milan is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in March: high temperatures in Milan hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 3 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona (in Colico) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta, Villa del Balbianello, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago di Como, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, take in the pleasant sights at La Passeggiata Degli Innamorati, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Varenna trip builder app.

Drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Maranello.
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Maranello, Italy — 2 nights

Maranello is a town and comune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 17,165 as of 2013. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to I Love Maranello, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Salse di Nirano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Levizzano Rangone, step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Michele, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bucamante Waterfalls, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Maranello trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Varenna to Maranello by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 2 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Di Portofino, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

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Traveling by car from Maranello to Portofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Maranello in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Portofino. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

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You can drive from Portofino to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back 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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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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