14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
2
Bolzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Valmadrera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Menaggio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Arena di Verona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Venice to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 25th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of BAS - Opfer fur die Freiheit, then walk around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, and then learn about winemaking at Kellerei Cantina Terlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Passo di Oclini, learn about winemaking at Loacker Wine Estates, get engrossed in the history at BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature, then look for gifts at Tschager S.N.C., and finally make a trip to Duomo Maria Assunta.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bolzano day trip planning app .

Drive from Venice to Bolzano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bolzano, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Valmadrera.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Kellerei Cantina Terlan
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
BAS - Opfer fur die Freiheit ©
BAS - Opfer fur die Freiheit
Kellerei Cantina Terlan ©
Kellerei Cantina Terlan

2
nights
Valmadrera

Valmadrera ©
Valmadrera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 45km northeast of Milan and about 3km west of Lecco. On the 27th (Fri), look for gifts at Quelli Della Pelle, then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate, and finally get great views at Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo, and then don't miss a visit to Piana Di San Tomaso.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valmadrera online travel planner .

You can drive from Bolzano to Valmadrera in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Valmadrera

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bellagio, Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate
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Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate ©
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate

2
nights
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. On the 29th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Legnoncino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Marta, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Menaggio journey planner.

Drive from Valmadrera to Menaggio in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Menaggio can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Menaggio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Monte Grona, Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, Monte Legnoncino, Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra
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Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime ©
Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime
Monte Legnoncino ©
Monte Legnoncino
Monte Grona ©
Monte Grona

3
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.
On the 31st (Tue), get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally see La Casa Maledetta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan online road trip planner .

You can drive from Menaggio to Milan in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

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

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