51 days in Italy Itinerary

51 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Trieste
— 2 nights
2
Udine
— 5 nights
3
Venice
— 8 nights
4
Verona
— 4 nights
5
Brescia
— 4 nights
6
Bergamo
— 2 nights
7
Bellagio
— 2 nights
8
Varenna
— 2 nights
9
Milan
— 5 nights
10
Stresa
— 4 nights
11
Turin
— 2 nights
12
Sanremo
— 2 nights
13
Genoa
— 4 nights
14
Porto Venere
— 4 nights

2
nights
Trieste

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
You've added Civico Museo Sartorio, Castle of Duino, Roseto di San Giovanni, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Citta Vecchia (Old City), thenget to know the fascinating history of Casa Terni Smolars, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano di Trieste, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa di San Spiridione, thenwalk around Villa Revoltella Park, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Via San Nicolo, and finally walk around Roseto di San Giovanni.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Trieste driving holiday planner.

Mantua to Trieste is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Udine.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Castle of Duino
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Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Castle of Duino ©
Castle of Duino
Casa Terni Smolars ©
Casa Terni Smolars

5
nights
Udine

Udine ©
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arco Bollani, Loggiato di San Giovanni, Il Giardino del Chiostro, and other attractions you added. Gallerie del Progetto di Palazzo Morpurgo and Museo Diocesano e Galleria del Tiepolo will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Aquileia and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Udine: Santuario Di Barbana Church (in Santuario di Barbana), Castello di Gorizia (in Gorizia) and Aquileia (Foro Romano di Aquileia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Il Tempietto Longobardo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Udine holiday builder website.

Getting from Trieste to Udine by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Udine, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Udine

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Aquileia, Cividale del Friuli, Grado, Castello di Gorizia
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Il Castello di Udine ©
Il Castello di Udine
Castello di Gorizia ©
Castello di Gorizia

8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palazzo Labia, Museo del Merletto, The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, and other attractions. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro. Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Palazzo Cavalli, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour website.

Traveling by shuttle from Udine to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, Museo del Merletto
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Centro Storico, Isola del Garda, Piazza dei Signori, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Casa di Giulietta and Museo Canonicale will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, and hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brescia.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Vicenza, Isola del Garda
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

4
nights
Brescia

Brescia ©
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Storico di Monte Isola, Torre e Fontana della Palata, Teatro Romano, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Scaligero and La Limonaia del Castel. Popular historic sites such as Grotte di Catullo and Duomo Vecchio di Brescia are in your itinerary. Step out of Brescia with an excursion to Chiesa di S. Francesco in Gargnano--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo di Santa Giulia, step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle, ponder the world of politics at Piazza della Loggia, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Paolo VI.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brescia trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Verona to Brescia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Sirmione, La Limonaia del Castel, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Chiesa di S. Francesco, Centro Storico di Monte Isola
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Duomo Vecchio di Brescia ©
Duomo Vecchio di Brescia
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

2
nights
Bergamo

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Torre del Gombito, Porta Sant'Alessandro, Rocca di Bergamo, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Porta Sant'Alessandro, contemplate the long history of Rocca di Bergamo, thensteep yourself in history at Cittadella di Bergamo, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo e Tesoro della Cattedrale, and finally admire the striking features of Torre del Gombito. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Cappella Colleoni, make a trip to Piazza Vecchia, thenadmire the striking features of La Citta Alta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Accademia Carrara.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bergamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brescia to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Bellagio.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rotonda di San Tome
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Cappella Colleoni ©
Cappella Colleoni

2
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
You've added Bellagioseta, Parco di Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio Sailing, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, look for gifts at Quelli Della Pelle, and then look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Bellagio Sailing, walk around La Punta Spartivento, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, and finally look for gifts at Bellagioseta.

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

Traveling by train from Bergamo to Bellagio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Bellagio

Shopping Parks Tours
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Quelli Della Pelle ©
Quelli Della Pelle
Basilica di San Giacomo
Basilica di San Giacomo
Bellagio Sailing ©
Bellagio Sailing

2
nights
Varenna

Varenna ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Menaggio as well as Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Greenway del Lago di Como and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa Carlotta and Il Tornio. Step out of Varenna to go to Tremezzina and see Villa del Balbianello, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Varenna trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Bellagio to Varenna in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Orrido di Bellano, Greenway del Lago di Como, Menaggio, Palazzo Vertemate Franchi
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
Palazzo Vertemate Franchi ©
Palazzo Vertemate Franchi

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Torri Medievali, Certosa di Pavia, Collegio Borromeo, and other attractions. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel planning tool.

You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pavia, Certosa di Pavia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Stresa

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lungolago Stresa, San Giulio Island, Lake Orta, and other attractions you added. Palazzo Borromeo and Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Isola Madre and Chiesa di San Michele. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella and get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Stresa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Stresa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Isola Madre, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Chiesa di San Michele, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso ©
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Porta Palatina, Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), Parco del Valentino, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, thenexamine the collection at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, thenadmire the striking features of Reggia di Venaria Reale, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Porta Palatina.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Stresa in August, you will find days in Turin are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Sanremo.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi ©
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi
Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama) ©

2
nights
Sanremo

Sanremo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Menhir, Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury, Villa Ormond, and other attractions you added. On the 29th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Menhir and then delve into the distant past at Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia). On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury, make a trip to Santuario Madonna Della Costa, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of La Pigna, and finally have fun at San Remo Casino.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sanremo travel planning site.

You can drive from Turin to Sanremo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, Sanremo is somewhat warmer than Turin - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Sanremo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Menhir, Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury
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Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) ©
Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia)
La Pigna ©
La Pigna
Floriseum - Museo del Fiore di Sanremo ©
Floriseum - Museo del Fiore di Sanremo

4
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porta Soprana, Galleria d'Arte Portofino, Castello Brown, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello and Palazzo Ducale capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, wander the streets of Boccadasse, take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola ©
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

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nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. You've added Villa Romana del Varignano, Centro storico di Pontremoli, Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle dell'Aquila and Punta Corvo. Popular historic sites such as San Pietro Church and Castello Doria are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, and stop by La Bottega Di Rena.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto Venere online vacation planner.

Drive from Genoa to Porto Venere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Porto Venere. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fivizzano, Cinque Terre, Pontremoli, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Punta Corvo
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Castle dell'Aquila ©
Castle dell'Aquila
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
Via dell'Amore ©
Via dell'Amore

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