19 days in Northwest Italy & Bolzano Itinerary

19 days in Northwest Italy & Bolzano Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Varenna
— 4 nights
2
Bolzano
— 2 nights
3
Venice
— 2 nights
4
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
5
Milan
— 4 nights

4
nights
Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Fogazzaro Roi and Lago di Morasco. Escape the urban bustle at Alpe Palu and Rifugio Ventina - Day Excursions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde (in Morbegno), Tenuta La Gatta (in Bianzone) and Azalea - Silk of Como (in Bellagio). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio and admire the verdant scenery at Vigezzo Valley - The Painters' Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Varenna trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Varenna is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September in Varenna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Chiesa In Valmalenco, Lago di Morasco, Vigezzo Valley - The Painters' Valley, Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde, Tenuta La Gatta
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Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde ©
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde
Alpe Palu ©
Alpe Palu
Lago di Morasco ©
Lago di Morasco

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Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Gufyland, stroll around Passeggiata Gilf, and then hike along Waalweg Algund. On the next day, trek along Rifugio Re Alberto.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bolzano trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Bolzano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rifugio Re Alberto, Gufyland, Passeggiata Gilf, Waalweg Algund
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Waalweg Algund ©
Waalweg Algund

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), shop like a local with Martina Vidal Venezia, make a trip to Tre Ponti, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice route builder.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Burano, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi ©
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi

4
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.
You've now added Vernazza to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca and Stretti di Giaredo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Emasail. Go for a jaunt from Cinque Terre to Corniglio to see Lago Santo Parmense about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca, Emasail, Stretti di Giaredo, Lago Santo Parmense
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Lago Santo Parmense ©
Lago Santo Parmense
Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca ©
Stretti di Giaredo ©
Stretti di Giaredo

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio and Il Rifugio degli Asinelli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato) (in Casale Monferrato), Cremona (Baptistery & Piazza del Comune) and Basilica di Sant'Antonino (in Piacenza). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Santuario della Madonna del Sasso, stop by Borgo Medioevale di Bobbio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio della Fraternita, and don't miss a visit to Eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker app.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cremona, Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, Santuario della Madonna del Sasso, Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio, Tempio della Fraternita
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Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio ©
Pista Ciclopedonale del lago di Comabbio
Il Rifugio degli Asinelli ©
Il Rifugio degli Asinelli

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