15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  6 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
2
Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Isola Del Giglio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Orbetello
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
5
Ponza Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Beirut

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannaregio and Dorsoduro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Pineta di Eraclea Mare (in Eraclea Mare), Laguna di Bibione (in Bibione) and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico (in Caorle). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour site .

Beirut, Lebanon to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Venice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in August, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico, Pineta di Eraclea Mare, Laguna di Bibione
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

2
nights
Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and Spiaggia delle Tombe. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia Di Sansone. When in Capoliveri, make a side trip to see Spiaggia di Seccione in Portoferraio, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Gelateria Zero Gradi, take in panoramic vistas at Torre degli Appiani, and stroll through Spiaggia Canata.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Venice to Capoliveri takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Capoliveri can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Rio Marina, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione

3
nights
Isola Del Giglio

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Playa del Carma and Bagno Giglio Blu. Explore hidden gems such as Bagno Amaranto and Cala dello Smeraldo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isola Del Giglio trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Capoliveri to Isola Del Giglio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Capoliveri, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Isola Del Giglio, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orbetello.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Orbetello

Orbetello ©
Orbetello is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto (Tuscany), Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Feniglia and Cala Mar Morto. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Braccio Energy Beach and Spiaggia di Macchiatonda. When in Orbetello, make a side trip to see Cascate del Mulino in Saturnia, approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lunga and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Orbetello itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isola Del Giglio to Orbetello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Orbetello, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Orbetello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Ercole, Spiaggia di Macchiatonda, Cala Mar Morto, Cascate del Mulino
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La Feniglia ©
La Feniglia
Spiaggia Lunga ©
Spiaggia Lunga
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

3
nights
Ponza Island

Ponza Island ©
A fairytale destination dotted with brightly painted traditional houses, Ponza Island remains one of Italy's least-spoiled gems, miraculously managing to avoid the ravages of mass tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Gaetano, kick back and relax at Cala Felci, and then kick back and relax at Punta Di Capo Bianco. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Fonte and then stroll through La Caletta.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponza Island vacation tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Orbetello to Ponza Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Orbetello in August, plan for little chillier days in Ponza Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponza Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Punta Di Capo Bianco ©
Punta Di Capo Bianco

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