17 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 5 nights

3
nights
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Schachmuseum (in Kriens), Lucerne Station (in Lucerne) and Zurich (Six Swiss Exchange - Borse, Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, get great views at Pfalz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, and look for gifts at Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Basel road trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Basel are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Zurich, Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Aare River
Aare River
Lucerne Station ©
Lucerne Station

4
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Genoa (Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola & Aquarium of Genoa), Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Pieve dei Santi Giovanni ed Ermolao (in Calci). There's still lots to do: hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip website.

You can drive from Basel to Cinque Terre in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Basel in September: high temperatures in Cinque Terre hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pisa, Genoa, Pieve dei Santi Giovanni ed Ermolao
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

4
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Padua (Palazzo Bo, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Quinzano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Verona holiday builder website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Verona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Gardaland Park
Highlights from your plan
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

5
nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

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. Step out of Cortina d'Ampezzo to go to San Candido and see Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO), which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cinque Torri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rifugio Lagazuoi, get outside with Passo Falzarego, and hike along Lastoi de Formin.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cortina d'Ampezzo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Verona to Cortina d'Ampezzo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO)
Highlights from your plan
Rifugio Lagazuoi ©
Rifugio Lagazuoi
Cinque Torri ©
Cinque Torri
Becco di Mezzodi ©
Becco di Mezzodi

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