8 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore Itinerary

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Milan
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Arona
— 1 night
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Turin
Drive
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Genoa
— 1 night
Train
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Cinque Terre
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa
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Piombino
— 1 night
Ferry
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Portoferraio
Drive
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Porto Ercole
— 1 night
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Rome
Train
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Ravello
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 1 night
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Pompeii
— 1 day
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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 16th (Sat), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

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. In January in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Arona

— 1 night
Arona is a town and comune on Lake Maggiore, in the province of Novara (northern Italy). To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arona trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Milan to Arona in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Arona when traveling from Milan in January, with lows around -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Turin.

Things to do in Arona

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors

Turin

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.
On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin driving holiday planner.

Drive from Arona to Turin in 2 hours. Traveling from Arona in January, expect nights in Turin to be somewhat warmer, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums

Genoa

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa travel planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Genoa: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera

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 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop and then relax and rejuvenate at Cinque Terre Wellness.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in January since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping · Spas

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Piombino.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums · Historic Sites

Piombino

— 1 night
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Piombino trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Pisa to Piombino in 1.5 hours. In January in Piombino, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Piombino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Portoferraio

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Monserrato and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre degli Appiani.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio online driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porto Ercole.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto Ercole

— 1 night
Porto Ercole is an Italian town located in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto Ercole tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portoferraio to Porto Ercole in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Portoferraio in January since evenings lows in Porto Ercole dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Porto Ercole

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 21st (Thu), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Porto Ercole to Rome in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Naples, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife

Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in January since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 23rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento journey tool.

Getting from Ravello to Sorrento by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pompeii.

Pompeii

— 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Forum, then explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii itinerary site.

Getting from Sorrento to Pompeii by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Sorrento in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pompeii, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Elba Island travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
The famed location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile in 1814, Elba Island is tranquil and romantic. Just 10 km (6 mi) off the mainland coast, the small island is made up of lush green terrain, colorful villages, and white sand beaches, making it a popular destination for weekend getaways. Explore the historical town centers to experience the island's rich cultural heritage and enjoy the many options for dining and shopping. Venture into the unspoiled landscape of the Monte Capanne mountains to view the many natural wonders of the island.

Province of Grosseto travel guide

4.1
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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