20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garda
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Crema
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Como
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Pisa
— 3 nights
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Venice — 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 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Cannaregio, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally browse for treasures at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday planner.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Venice is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then see a show at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Giardino Sigurta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verona day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Garda.
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Garda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with La Rocca, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, then take a stroll through Punta di San Vigilio, and finally find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Movieland Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Garda itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Verona to Garda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crema.
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Crema — 2 nights

Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Cathedral, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Caduti di Crema nella Grande Guerra, and finally admire the striking features of Castello di Chignolo Po. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Parco della Preistoria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Crema travel route builder site.

Getting from Garda to Crema by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Crema to Milan in 1.5 hours. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Como.
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Como — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo & I Giardini di Villa Melzi) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Teatro del Gusto Como, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, and appreciate the history behind Life Electric.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Como, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Porto Venere (San Pietro Church & Portovenere). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre online route maker.

Traveling by car from Como to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.
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Pisa — 3 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Pisa is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, and stop by De Bondt.

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Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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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