8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Sirmione
— 1 day
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Milan
— 1 night
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Como
— 1 night
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Colico
— 1 night
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Sirmione

— 1 day
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sirmione trip itinerary maker site.

Valletta, Malta to Sirmione is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in December: highs in Sirmione hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Sirmione

Theme Parks

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Milan

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Milan

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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 7th (Tue), stop by Tea World, then don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano, and then go for a walk through Centro Storico.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Como holiday planner.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Como are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colico.

Things to do in Como

Side Trip

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Colico

— 1 night
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. On the 8th (Wed), learn about all things military at Forte Montecchio Nord, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colico trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Como to Colico by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Colico can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Colico

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary maker.

You can drive from Colico to Venice in 4 hours. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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."