17 days in Italy, Annecy & Piran Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Annecy & Piran Itinerary

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Annecy, France
— 1 day
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Aosta, Italy
— 1 night
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Livorno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Ravenna
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Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Piran, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Trieste, Italy
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Annecy, France

— 1 day

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Annecy itinerary planning site.

Paris to Annecy is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Aosta on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Aosta, Italy

— 1 night

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, then snap pictures at The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael, then let the river carry you with Rafting Republic, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sarriod de La Tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aosta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Aosta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Livorno.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Livorno, Italy

— 1 night

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Livorno sightseeing planner.

Getting from Aosta to Livorno by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Livorno, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Livorno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife

Portoferraio, Italy

— 3 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia Di Sottobomba and Il Viottolo. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Sorgente, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario dell'Elba, trek along Walking trail to Spiaggia della Biodola, and head outdoors with Spiaggia di Forno.

Discover how to plan a Portoferraio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Livorno to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ravenna.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Ravenna, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Bagno 76 Eden and then stroll through Stabilimento Balneare Bagno Roberto 43. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, hike along Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata, get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ravenna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Ravenna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Piran.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Piran, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Step off the beaten path and head to Magical World of Shells Museum and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Step out of Piran to go to Hrastovlje and see Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tartini Square, engage your brain at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, and identify plant and animal life at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Piran travel planner.

Drive from Ravenna to Piran in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ravenna in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Piran. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trieste, Italy

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Aquileia and Molo Audace. Change things up with these side-trips from Trieste: Colle Sant'Elia (in Fogliano Redipuglia) and Grado (Lungomare Nazario Sauro, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, pause for some photo ops at Statua di James Joyce, examine the collection at Civico Museo Sartorio, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Municipio.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Trieste route app.

You can drive from Piran to Trieste in an hour. In September in Trieste, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Elba Island travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
The famed location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile in 1814, Elba Island is tranquil and romantic. Just 10 km (6 mi) off the mainland coast, the small island is made up of lush green terrain, colorful villages, and white sand beaches, making it a popular destination for weekend getaways. Explore the historical town centers to experience the island's rich cultural heritage and enjoy the many options for dining and shopping. Venture into the unspoiled landscape of the Monte Capanne mountains to view the many natural wonders of the island.

Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.