26 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 5 nights
2
Stresa
— 1 night
3
Arona
— 3 nights
4
Genoa
— 2 nights
5
Naples
— 5 nights
6
Vieste
— 2 nights
7
Monte Sant'Angelo
— 1 night
8
Otranto
— 1 night
9
Lecce
— 2 nights
10
Pisa
— 3 nights


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5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dialogo nel Buio and Parco di Monza. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and test your problem-solving skills at Trap Milano.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Milan. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Parco di Monza
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio

1
night
Stresa

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around Park Pallavicino, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, and then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Borromeo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stresa trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Stresa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Milan in June, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Stresa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arona.

Things to do in Stresa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Chiesa di San Vittore ©
Chiesa di San Vittore

3
nights
Arona

Arona ©
Arona is a town and comune on Lake Maggiore, in the province of Novara (northern Italy). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara and Statue of San Carlone. Take a break from Arona with a short trip to Villa della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Arona, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Marta, and steep yourself in history at Stazione Ferroviaria di Arona.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arona trip planner.

Arona is very close to Stresa. June in Arona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Arona

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, Villa della Porta Bozzolo
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Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara ©
Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Statue of San Carlone ©
Statue of San Carlone
Lungolago Arona ©
Lungolago Arona

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, trek along Hike the Punta Manara, thenmake a trip to Centro Storico, thentrek along Camogli - San Rocco - Batterie - San Fruttuoso Trail, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Della Dragonara. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, take in the waterfront at Old Port, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, thenmake a trip to Chiesa Di San Donato, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Arona to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Arona in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Camogli, Centro Storico, Hike the Punta Manara
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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Old Port ©
Old Port

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step off the beaten path and head to Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello & Villa Rufolo), Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and make a trip to Miglio Sacro.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naples route website.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Naples sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Grotte di Falvaterra, Cascata Isola di Liri, Caves of Pastena
Highlights from your plan
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Vieste

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Porto Greco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vignanotica Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Punta delle Sirene, kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, and then go for a walk through Vieste Promenade.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vieste trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Naples to Vieste takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Vieste can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monte Sant'Angelo.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Vignanotica Beach ©
Vignanotica Beach
Vieste Promenade ©
Vieste Promenade
Spiaggia Porto Greco ©
Spiaggia Porto Greco

1
night
Monte Sant'Angelo

Monte Sant'Angelo ©
Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico, steep yourself in history at Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Maria Maggiore, thenadmire the masterpieces at Il Sentiero dell'Angelo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese.

Plan a Monte Sant'Angelo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Vieste to Monte Sant'Angelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Monte Sant'Angelo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Otranto.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo
Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese ©
Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese

1
night
Otranto

Otranto ©
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. On the 21st (Sun), kick back and relax at Lungomare degli Eroi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Otranto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Monte Sant'Angelo to Otranto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Otranto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Otranto

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Cattedrale Di Otranto ©
Cattedrale Di Otranto

2
nights
Lecce

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 22nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museo Faggiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, thendon't miss a visit to Porta Napoli, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Fantasy, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, thentake an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lecce journey planner.

Getting from Otranto to Lecce by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lecce are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce

3
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, admire the landmark architecture of Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Museo delle Sinopie, thensee the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu, and finally don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Martiri della Liberta, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Dante, contemplate the long history of Domus Galilaeana, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Ebraico, thenadmire the natural beauty at Palazzo Pfanner, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lecce to Pisa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lecce in June: highs in Pisa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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