11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Riva Del Garda

— 2 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Riva Del Garda trip itinerary builder app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Riva Del Garda is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect Riva Del Garda to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then examine the collection at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

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Drive from Riva Del Garda to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Saturnia

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico di Saturnia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, look for gifts at Macelleria LA IMPERIALE, then step into the grandiose world of Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico all'Aperto Alberto Manzi, examine the collection at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco, then get to know the fascinating history of Pitigliano Centro Storico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saturnia route planning app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Saturnia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Saturnia

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Venezia and Cannaregio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and look for gifts at Mater Domini.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Venice trip app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.