18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bellagio
— 3 nights
2
Peschiera del Garda
— 4 nights
3
Venice
— 2 nights
4
Florence
— 2 nights
5
Portofino
— 3 nights
6
Milan
— 1 night

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Varenna (Villa Monastero, S. Giovanni Battista, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago di Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and see the interesting displays at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bellagio trip builder.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bellagio is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Bellagio is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in November, expect Bellagio to be colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Peschiera del Garda.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, Castello di Vezio, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
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I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como

4
nights
Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda ©
Peschiera del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Verona, in Veneto, Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peschiera del Garda: Chiesa Parrocchiale dei Santi Felice (in San Felice del Benaco) and Mantua (Palazzo Te & Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Frassino, and don't miss a visit to Borghetto sul Mincio.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Peschiera del Garda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Peschiera del Garda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Peschiera del Garda

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mantua, Chiesa Parrocchiale dei Santi Felice, Lago di Garda, Bottega d'Arte Benaco, Castello Scaligero
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

You can drive from Peschiera del Garda to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
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 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portofino online journey maker.

You can drive from Florence to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in November since evenings lows in Portofino dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip site.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portofino in November; daily highs in Milan reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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