16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  6​h
1
Bellagio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Colico
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
4
Portofino
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Milan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Luxembourg City

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi and then stop by Azalea - Silk of Como. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Abele Experientia Artis, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and finally wander the streets of Menaggio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellagio day trip app .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Bellagio is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Luxembourg City in August, expect Bellagio to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colico.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Micromercato Moltrasio, Menaggio, Broletto, Riva Bianca Beach
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Broletto ©
Broletto
Menaggio ©
Menaggio

3
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Il Camino di Motta and Atelier Pestalozzi - Watercolours by Kim Sommerschield. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Piazza Quadrivio e Scarpatetti and La piazzetta dell'Angelo Custode. Change things up with these side-trips from Colico: Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio), Azienda Agricola Alberto Marsetti (in Sondrio) and Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia (in Piuro). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, steep yourself in history at Forte Montecchio Nord, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colico day trip app .

Drive from Bellagio to Colico in 1.5 hours. August in Colico sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sondrio, Varenna, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia
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Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
Molino Maufet ©
Molino Maufet

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Portovenere and Spianata Castelletto. Head to Vernazza and Art in Banchifor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto), Sestri Levante (Sun Beach & Baia del Silenzio) and Genoa (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Aquarium of Genoa, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Lido, don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre road trip app .

Drive from Colico to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Colico in August, expect nights in Cinque Terre to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Genoa, Sestri Levante, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Bagni Lido, Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

1
night
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Portofino using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in an hour. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in August since evenings lows in Portofino dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

4
nights
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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Oriocenterfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Orta and Brera District. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto (in Verbania) and Profumo di Stresa (in Stresa). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Portofino to Milan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Portofino in August, Milan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Oriocenter, Isola Bella, Profumo di Stresa, Lake Orta
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Oriocenter ©
Oriocenter
Brera District ©
Brera District

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