16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
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Como
— 1 night
Drive
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Sirmione
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Gravedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Bormio
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergamo
— 1 night
Train
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Bellagio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Abbadia Lariana
— 1 night
Drive
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Varese
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Maggiore
— 1 night
Drive
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Dervio
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Milan

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.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Como.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Como

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 5th (Wed), cool off at Lido Villa Olmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

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Drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Como are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sirmione.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Sirmione

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 6th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sirmione trip planner.

Getting from Como to Sirmione by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Verona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Verona tour planning app.

You can drive from Sirmione to Verona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gravedona.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Gravedona

Gravedona was a comune of Como Province, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro della Collegiata di San Lorenzo di Chiavenna, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia, then examine the collection at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Salis.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gravedona vacation maker.

Drive from Verona to Gravedona in 3 hours. While traveling from Verona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gravedona, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bormio.

Things to do in Gravedona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Bormio

Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre della Bajona and then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Di Bormio.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bormio day trip website.

Drive from Gravedona to Bormio in 2 hours. Traveling from Gravedona in August, expect Bormio to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Bormio

Museums

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Bergamo

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Air Emotions, then contemplate the long history of Mura Venete, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally admire the striking features of La Citta Alta.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bergamo trip planning app.

Drive from Bormio to Bergamo in 3 hours. Traveling from Bormio in August, expect Bergamo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Bellagio.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Bellagio

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Greenway del Lago di Como and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario Madonna del Soccorso and Sacro Monte di Ossuccio. Venture out of the city with trips to The Anglican Church of the Ascension (in Cadenabbia di Griante), Ossuccio (Isola Comacina & Chiesa di San Giacomo) and Lido di Lenno (in Lenno). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Profumeria Bellagio, contemplate the long history of Menaggio, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio road trip app.

Take a train from Bergamo to Bellagio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Abbadia Lariana.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Abbadia Lariana

Abbadia Lariana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km northeast of Milan and about 8km northwest of Lecco. On the 15th (Sat), head outdoors with Lido di Mandello, then examine the collection at Madonna del Ghisallo, then look for gifts at Formaggeria Carozzi, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascata del Cenghen.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Abbadia Lariana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bellagio to Abbadia Lariana in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Abbadia Lariana are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varese.

Things to do in Abbadia Lariana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Varese

Varese is a city and comune in north-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 55km north of Milan.It is the capital of the Province of Varese. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate and then browse the exhibits of Villa e Collezione Panza.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Varese tour planner.

Getting from Abbadia Lariana to Varese by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Varese sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Varese

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Lake Maggiore

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): head off the coast to Isola Madre, then head off the coast to Isole Borromee, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lake Maggiore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Varese to Lake Maggiore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dervio.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Dervio

Dervio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, about 70km north of Milan and about 25km northwest of Lecco. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Legnoncino.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dervio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Lake Maggiore to Dervio in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dervio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Dervio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.