18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Bellagio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Peschiera del Garda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Portofino
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dammam

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Varenna (Villa Monastero, S. Giovanni Battista, & more) and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, stop by Bellagioseta, and make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Bellagio vacation builder website .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bellagio is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Bellagio due to the time zone difference. In November, Bellagio is much colder than Dammam - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Peschiera del Garda.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Lago di Como, Castello di Vezio
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

4
nights
Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda ©
Peschiera del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Verona, in Veneto, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Peschiera del Garda side-trips: Mantua (Palazzo Te & Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Chiesa Parrocchiale dei Santi Felice (in San Felice del Benaco). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, explore the world behind art at Bottega d'Arte Benaco, explore the activities along Fiume Mincio, and explore the historical opulence of Scaligero Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Peschiera del Garda online route planner .

Getting from Bellagio to Peschiera del Garda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Peschiera del Garda are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Peschiera del Garda

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip site .

You can drive from Peschiera del Garda to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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. On the 15th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Santa Margherita Ligure, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Portofino trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portofino, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Portofino to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in November, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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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