13 days in Italy & Winterthur Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Winterthur Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Winterthur Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Parma, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Winterthur, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Venice, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then partake in some friendly competition at Secret Zone, and finally make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bologna sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Secret Zone ©
Secret Zone

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Piazza del Campo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip app .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pisa driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Parma.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

1
night
Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, then get outside with Centro Ippico La Torretta, then contemplate the long history of Sottopasso del Ponte Romano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Parma trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Parma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma

1
night
Milan, Italy

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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Parma to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Como, Italy

Como ©
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 5th (Sun), stroll through Sentee di Sort, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then hike along Chilometro della Conoscenza, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Winterthur.

Things to do in Como

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sentee di Sort
Highlights from your plan
Chilometro della Conoscenza ©
Chilometro della Conoscenza
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

2
nights
Winterthur, Switzerland

Winterthur ©
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Eggen-Hohenweg, view the masterpieces at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stadtkirche, and finally admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Winterthur road trip planner .

Drive from Como to Winterthur in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Como in July, expect Winterthur to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winterthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Eggen-Hohenweg, Rhine Falls, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch ©

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