9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bergamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Bardolino
— 1 night
Drive
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Sirmione
— 1 night
Drive
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Mantua
— 1 night
Drive
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Cremona
— 1 night
Drive
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Crema
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night

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Bergamo — 1 night

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Villa Pesenti Agliardi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Vecchia, then admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bergamo online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milan Bergamo Airport and Milano Linate Airport. In May in Bergamo, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, and finally catch a live performance at Arena di Verona.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bardolino.
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Bardolino — 1 night

Bardolino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 130km west of Venice and about 25km northwest of Verona.GeographyLocated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Bardolino borders the following municipalities: Affi, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda, Lazise, Manerba del Garda, Moniga del Garda, Padenghe sul Garda, and Pastrengo. On the 24th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium, walk around Parco Giardino Sigurta, and then learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bazar Lenotti s.a.s. and then explore the activities along Lago di Garda.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bardolino online holiday builder.

You can drive from Verona to Bardolino in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bardolino, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.
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Sirmione — 1 night

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 25th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sirmione trip maker website.

Getting from Bardolino to Sirmione by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. May in Sirmione sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mantua.
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Mantua — 1 night

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Camera degli Sposi, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, and then explore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mantua road trip planner.

Drive from Sirmione to Mantua in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Mantua are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cremona.
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Cremona — 1 night

Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Academia Cremonensis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cremona trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Mantua to Cremona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cremona can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crema.
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Crema — 1 night

Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria della Croce.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Crema travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Cremona to Crema takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

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 29th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip site.

Traveling by car from Crema to Milan takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F.
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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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