14 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Modena, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Il Monte Bollettone (1300m), trek along Sentee di Sort, and then look for gifts at Tea World.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Como day trip website.

Minneapolis, USA to Como is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Como is 7 hours. In September in Como, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Como

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Monte San Giorgio.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lugano road trip site.

Lugano is just a stone's throw from Como. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder site.

You can drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Modena.

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Modena, Italy

— 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 8th (Wed), push the limits with an extreme tour, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, and then examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Modena holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Modena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Modena, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online itinerary planner.

Getting from Modena to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

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Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naples tour itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Amalfi.

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Amalfi, Italy

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, cruise along Amalfi Coast, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amalfi day trip planner.

Drive from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Amalfi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amalfi to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Amalfi in September, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Italy travel guide

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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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.