15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland), Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland), Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Lake Maggiore
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Pompeii
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore ©
To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Maggiore tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Lake Maggiore, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Lake Maggiore at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Parco Spina verde
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Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli ©
Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli
Parco Spina verde ©
Parco Spina verde

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 11th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route maker.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Liquorificio Mansi Carlo (in Minori), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Vietri sul Mare (Sol’Art Ceramiche, Museo provinciale della Ceramica, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, look for gifts at La Bottega di Brunella, and get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Pompeii are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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