8 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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Fly to Pisa International Airport, Drive to Viareggio
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Viareggio, Italy
— 1 day
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Massa Marittima, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Avellino, Italy
— 1 night
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Pescara, Italy
— 1 night
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Macerata, Italy
— 1 night
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Rimini, Italy
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Viareggio, Italy

— 1 day
Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 26th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Tori - Massoni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Carlo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Maurizio.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Viareggio trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Viareggio is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect nights in Viareggio to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Massa Marittima.

Things to do in Viareggio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Massa Marittima, Italy

— 1 night
Massa is a town and comune in Tuscany, central Italy, the administrative centre of the province of Massa and Carrara. On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo degli Organi Santa Cecilia and then trek along Parco Naturalistico Le Biancane.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Massa Marittima trip planner.

Traveling by car from Viareggio to Massa Marittima takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Massa Marittima are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto Santo Stefano.

Things to do in Massa Marittima

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Porto Santo Stefano, Italy

— 1 night
To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto Santo Stefano tour planner.

Getting from Massa Marittima to Porto Santo Stefano by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Porto Santo Stefano, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Porto Santo Stefano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Getting from Porto Santo Stefano to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Avellino.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Avellino, Italy

— 1 night
Avellino is a town and comune, capital of the province of Avellino in the Campania region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Avellino and then learn the tricks of the trade with The Wine Bus.

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You can drive from Rome to Avellino in 3 hours. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days in Avellino, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Pescara.

Things to do in Avellino

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Classes · Tours

Side Trip

Pescara, Italy

— 1 night
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Centro di Recupero e Riabilitazione Tartarughe Marine, then kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare La Saturnia, and then take in the views from Ponte del Mare.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pescara travel route planner.

Drive from Avellino to Pescara in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pescara when traveling from Avellino in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Macerata.

Things to do in Pescara

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Macerata, Italy

— 1 night
Macerata is a city and comune in central Italy, the county seat of the province of Macerata in the Marche region. To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Macerata trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Pescara to Macerata by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Macerata sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Rimini on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Macerata

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Rimini, Italy

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Bagno Egisto 38 and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni 120 Riccione.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rimini journey planner.

Traveling by car from Macerata to Rimini takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Rimini, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Rimini

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 3rd (Sat), make a trip to Chiesa San Giorgio, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then explore and take pictures at Monte San Giorgio, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rimini to Lugano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lugano are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.

Province of Grosseto travel guide

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Beaches · Hot Springs · Gardens
Grosseto is a city and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Province of Grosseto. The city lies 14km from the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the Maremma, at the centre of an alluvial plain on the Ombrone river.It is the most populous city in Maremma, with 82,284 inhabitants. The comune of Grosseto includes the frazioni of Marina di Grosseto, the largest one, Roselle, Principina a Mare, Principina Terra, Montepescali, Braccagni, Istia d'Ombrone, Batignano, Alberese and Rispescia.HistoryThe origins of Grosseto can be traced back to the High Middle Ages. It was first mentioned in 803 as a fief of the Counts Aldobrandeschi, in a document recording the assignment of the church of St. George to Ildebrando degli Aldobrandeschi, whose successors were counts of the Grossetana Mark until the end of the 12th century.

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