9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bergamo
— 1 night
2
Lecco
— Few hours
3
Bellagio
— Few hours
4
Varenna
— 2 nights
5
Verona
— 2 nights
6
Portofino
— Few hours
7
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
8
Milan
— 1 night

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Bergamo

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and then admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergamo day trip website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bergamo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect Bergamo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Lecco.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta

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Lecco

Lecco ©
Lecco is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50km north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. On the 9th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piani D'Erna and then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di San Nicolo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecco road trip planner.

Drive from Bergamo to Lecco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Lecco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Lecco

Parks Nature
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Piani D'Erna ©
Piani D'Erna

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Bellagio

Bellagio
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.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Madonna del Ghisallo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bellagio online trip maker.

Getting from Lecco to Bellagio by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Varenna.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Madonna del Ghisallo
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Basilica di San Giacomo
Basilica di San Giacomo
Madonna del Ghisallo ©
Madonna del Ghisallo

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Varenna

Varenna ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Sentiero del Viandante, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Nazaro e Celso, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, thenadmire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Varenna road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Bellagio to Varenna takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Verona.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bellano, Castello di Vezio
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Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
S. Giovanni Battista ©
S. Giovanni Battista

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Verona

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, thencontemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Verona visit site.

Drive from Varenna to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In October in Verona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Venice
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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Portofino

Portofino
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portofino trip itinerary app.

Getting from Verona to Portofino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Verona in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Portofino. You will leave for Cinque Terre on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Portofino

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre road trip app.

You can take a train from Portofino to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in October, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in October: highs in Milan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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