13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cortina d'Ampezzo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ortisei
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manama

2
nights
Venice

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Canal Grande and Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Piazza delle Erbe. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Arena di Verona in Verona--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning tool .

Manama, Bahrain to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Venice. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manama in November; daily highs in Venice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo ©
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Escape the urban bustle at Alta Via Bepi Zac and Lagazuoi. For shopping fun, head to Arabba or VINO Wine Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cortina d'Ampezzo: Castel Taufers (in Campo Tures), Tre Cime di Lavaredo (in Auronzo di Cadore) and La Citta vecchia di Brunico (in Brunico). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco in P.tta S.Francesco and explore the ancient world of Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cortina d'Ampezzo tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Venice in November since evenings lows in Cortina d'Ampezzo dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ortisei.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

La Citta vecchia di Brunico, Castel Taufers, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Arabba, VINO Wine Shop
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Rifugio Lagazuoi ©
Rifugio Lagazuoi
Arabba ©
Arabba

3
nights
Ortisei

Ortisei ©
Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Seceda has been added to your itinerary. Head to Martist di Maurizio Boscheri and Peter's Tea Housefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Azienda Agricola Grigoletti and South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Change things up with a short trip to Pedrotti Spumanti in Nomi (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Val Gardena, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony's Chapel, and make a trip to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ortisei itinerary site .

You can drive from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Ortisei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ortisei can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Ortisei

Outdoors Wineries Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nomi, Val Gardena, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Martist di Maurizio Boscheri
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Seceda ©
Seceda
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
Azienda Agricola Grigoletti ©
Azienda Agricola Grigoletti

3
nights
Milan

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.
Get outdoors at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and Oasi WWF del Bassone. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Enoteca Principessa (in Bellagio) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

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Traveling by car from Ortisei to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Como, Enoteca Principessa, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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