13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Train:  13 h
1
Como
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
2
Bellagio
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Tremezzina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Legnano
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
5
Arese
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Borzonasca
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Cinquale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Bologna
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  13 h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Como

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Gravedona (Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie, Chiesa di San Vincenzo, &more) and Colico (Forte Montecchio Nord & Sentiero dei Forti). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and stop by Mr. Savethewall.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Como tour planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Como is an approximately 13- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Como, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Bellagio.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Gravedona, Colico, Micromercato Moltrasio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele
Villa Olmo ©
Villa Olmo

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.
On the 21st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, then walk around La Punta Spartivento, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Tranquilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Santuario Del Ghisallo, get interesting insight from Tours, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio vacation planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Como to Bellagio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Bellagio sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Varenna, Castello di Vezio, Chiesa di S. Leonardo, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Santuario Del Ghisallo
Highlights from your plan
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Parco di Villa Serbelloni ©
Parco di Villa Serbelloni
La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento

1
night
Tremezzina

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, get to know the fascinating history of Isola Comacina, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tremezzina attractions planner.

You can drive from Bellagio to Tremezzina in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Tremezzina are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Legnano.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isola Comacina
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo

1
night
Legnano

Legnano ©
Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20km from central Milan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesetta Dio il Sa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Legnano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Legnano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Legnano are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Arese.

Things to do in Legnano

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta, Chiesetta Dio il Sa
Highlights from your plan
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano ©
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano
Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta ©
Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta

1
night
Arese

Arese ©
Arese is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12km northwest of Milan.Arese borders the following municipalities: Lainate, Garbagnate Milanese, Bollate, Rho, Milan.Arese received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of October 25, 1985.Alfa RomeoStarting from the 2017s, Arese has hosted the main seat of Alfa Romeo, partly in the territories of Lainate and Garbagnate Milanese. On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Bernardino, then buy something for everyone on your list at Il Centro, and finally contemplate the long history of Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arese online trip itinerary planner.

Arese is just a stone's throw from Legnano. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Borzonasca.

Things to do in Arese

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oratorio dei SS. Ambrogio e Caterina
Highlights from your plan
Il Centro ©
Il Centro
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Chiesa di S. Bernardino ©
Chiesa di S. Bernardino

1
night
Borzonasca

Borzonasca ©
Borzonasca is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km east of Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Fieschi, see the interesting displays at Miniera di Gambatesa, then don't miss a visit to Abbazia di Sant’Andrea, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parco Regionale dell'Aveto.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Borzonasca attractions planner.

Drive from Arese to Borzonasca in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arese in July, expect nights in Borzonasca to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cinquale.

Things to do in Borzonasca

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica dei Fieschi, Miniera di Gambatesa
Highlights from your plan
Miniera di Gambatesa ©
Miniera di Gambatesa
Basilica dei Fieschi ©
Basilica dei Fieschi

1
night
Cinquale

Cinquale
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cinquale attractions website.

Traveling by car from Borzonasca to Cinquale takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Borzonasca in July since evenings lows in Cinquale dip to 65°F. You will leave for Bologna on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Cinquale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 28th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pick up some new knowledge with Academya Lingue, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Spada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cinquale to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Classes
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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