51 days in Italy Itinerary

51 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

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Trieste
— 2 nights
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Udine
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 8 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Brescia
— 4 nights
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Bergamo
— 2 nights
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
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Varenna
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 5 nights
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Stresa
— 4 nights
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Turin
— 2 nights
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Sanremo
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 4 nights
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Porto Venere
— 4 nights
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Trieste

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
You've added Civico Museo Sartorio, Castle of Duino, Roseto di San Giovanni, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Citta Vecchia (Old City), then get to know the fascinating history of Casa Terni Smolars, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano di Trieste, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa di San Spiridione, then walk around Villa Revoltella Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via San Nicolo, and finally walk around Roseto di San Giovanni.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Trieste driving holiday planner.

Mantua to Trieste is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Udine.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Udine

— 5 nights
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Your day by day itinerary now includes Arco Bollani, Loggiato di San Giovanni, Il Giardino del Chiostro, and other attractions you added. Gallerie del Progetto di Palazzo Morpurgo and Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Aquileia and Museo del Duomo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Udine: Castello di Gorizia (in Gorizia), Santuario Di Barbana Church (in Santuario di Barbana) and Aquileia (Area Archeologica di Aquileia - Foro Romano, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, admire the striking features of Il Tempietto Longobardo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli, and step into the grandiose world of Il Castello di Udine.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Udine tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Trieste to Udine by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Udine can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Udine

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice

— 8 nights

City of Romance

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, St Mark's Campanile, Il Caffe (aka Caffe Rosso), and other attractions. Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Basilica di San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Palazzo Cavalli, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder tool.

You can drive from Udine to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Verona

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Centro Storico, Giardino Giusti, Isola del Garda, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Museo di Castelvecchio and Piazza delle Erbe will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Elena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and delve into the distant past at Operaforte.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brescia.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Brescia

— 4 nights

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico di Monte Isola, Torre e Fontana della Palata, Teatro Romano, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Scaligero and Duomo Vecchio di Brescia. You'll explore and learn at La Limonaia del Castel and Museo di Santa Giulia. Explore Brescia's surroundings by going to Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione) and Chiesa di S. Francesco (in Gargnano). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza Paolo VI, explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle, and admire the striking features of Piazza della Loggia.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brescia road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Brescia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Brescia are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Bergamo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Torre del Gombito, Porta Sant'Alessandro, Rocca di Bergamo, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Porta Sant'Alessandro, contemplate the long history of Rocca di Bergamo, then steep yourself in history at Cittadella di Bergamo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo e Tesoro della Cattedrale, and finally admire the striking features of Torre del Gombito. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Cappella Colleoni, make a trip to Piazza Vecchia, then admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Accademia Carrara.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bergamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brescia to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Bellagio.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bellagio

— 2 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
You've added Bellagioseta, Azalea - Silk of Como, Palazzo Besta, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Bellagioseta and then get interesting insight from Bellagio Sailing. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Besta, walk around La Punta Spartivento, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bellagio road trip planner.

Getting from Bergamo to Bellagio by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Varenna.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Varenna

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Menaggio as well as Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then take in the exciting artwork at Il Tornio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Varenna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Bellagio to Varenna takes an hour. August in Varenna sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Milan

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Torri Medievali, Certosa di Pavia, Collegio Borromeo, and other attractions. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel planning tool.

You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Stresa

— 4 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Lungolago Stresa, San Giulio Island, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Borromeo and Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese. Get a sense of the local culture at Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso and Isola Bella. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Isola Madre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, and get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino.

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Drive from Milan to Stresa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Castello di Racconigi, Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), Piazza Castello, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Egizio and Reggia di Venaria Reale. Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Palazzo Reale will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip maker.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Stresa in August, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Sanremo

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Ormond, Giardini di Villa Ormond and Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Giardini Botanici Hanbury - Villa Hanbury and then wander the streets of La Pigna. On the next day, make a trip to Villa Ormond, make a trip to Giardini di Villa Ormond, make a trip to Santuario Madonna Della Costa, then delve into the distant past at Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia), then examine the collection at Floriseum - Museo del Fiore di Sanremo, and finally enjoy some diversion at San Remo Casino.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sanremo day trip planner.

Drive from Turin to Sanremo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Turin in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sanremo: highs are around 83°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Genoa

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porta Soprana, Galleria d'Arte Portofino, Castello Brown, and other attractions you added. Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Galata Museo del Mare and Palazzo Ducale will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the galleries of Museo di Palazzo Reale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Genoa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Porto Venere

— 4 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. You've added Porta del Borgo, Via dell'Amore, Vernazza, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Castle dell'Aquila and San Pietro Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Punta Corvo and Castello Doria. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, look for gifts at La Bottega Di Rena, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Venere online tour builder.

Getting from Genoa to Porto Venere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in September, Porto Venere is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.