18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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Sirmione
— 1 night
Drive
2
Como
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lake Maggiore
— 3 nights
Train
4
Legnano
— 1 night
Drive
5
Canazei
— 1 night
Drive
6
Braies
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Bolzano
— 3 nights
Train
8
Murano
— 1 night
Ferry
9
Venice
— 4 nights
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Sirmione — 1 night

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 3rd (Sat), find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park, then don't miss a visit to Lungolago di Lazise, and then explore the activities along Lago di Garda. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Martino della Battaglia , explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sirmione tour itinerary planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sirmione is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Sirmione hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Como.
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Como — 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.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Monte Bollettone (1300m), don't miss a visit to Life Electric, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Como online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sirmione to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Como can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Maggiore.
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Lake Maggiore — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Lake Orta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Maggiore: Parco della Rocca Borromea (in Arona), Lago di Mergozzo (in Mergozzo) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore online journey planner.

Drive from Como to Lake Maggiore in 1.5 hours. In September in Lake Maggiore, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Legnano.
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Legnano — 1 night

Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Edoardo, then make a trip to Basilica di San Giovanni Battista, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Santa Maria di Piazza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Madonna in Prato.

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Getting from Lake Maggiore to Legnano by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Legnano can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canazei.
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Canazei — 1 night

Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sass Pordoi, then make a trip to Sella Pass, then make a trip to Col Rodella, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Marmolada.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canazei itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Legnano to Canazei takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Canazei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Braies.
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Braies — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago d'Antorno, explore the activities along Lake Misurina, and then enjoy some diversion at Parco Giochi "Mondo Magico della Foresta". On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, then appreciate the history behind Tabernacolo di Monguelfo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Anterselva, and finally head outdoors with Passo Stalle.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Braies trip maker tool.

You can drive from Canazei to Braies in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bolzano.
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Bolzano — 3 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff and Santuario di San Romedio. Explore Bolzano's surroundings by going to Castel Thun (in Ton), Lago di Molveno (in Molveno) and Merano (Merano Centro Storico & Tappeiner Promenade). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, don't miss a visit to Lago di Tovel, and admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bolzano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Braies to Bolzano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Murano.
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Murano — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at New Murano Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and then make a trip to Isola di Murano.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Murano sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by train from Bolzano to Murano takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Venice.
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Venice — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and San Giorgio Maggiore. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Lido in Lido di Venezia--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, visit Campo del Ghetto, and make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

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Getting from Murano to Venice by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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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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Province of Milan travel guide

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Nightlife · Shopping Malls · Movie Theaters
Milan is the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the 2nd richest city in the European Union after Paris in 2016. It is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper at 1,369,000, and the Metropolitan City of Milan at 3,219,000. Its geographical outskirt, has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891km2, ranking 2nd in the European Union. The wider Milan metropolitan area, popular for Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that comprehends almost every province of Lombardy, the Piedmont province of Novara, and some parts of the province of Piacenza which counts an estimated total population of 8,123,020.Milan is Italy's main industrial and financial capital and corporation hub home to thousands of the most important companies worldwide. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe."

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Province of Venice travel guide

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Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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