19 days in Italy & Singapore Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Singapore Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grosio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights

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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Piazza Venezia, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Baptistery of St. John and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and explore the galleries of Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Margherita Ligure.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy — 4 nights

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Explore hidden gems such as Baia del Silenzio and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso. Relax by the water at Baia di Paraggi and Spiaggia Minaglia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Margherita Ligure: Basilica dei Fieschi (in Cogorno) and Basilica di Santo Stefano (in Lavagna). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Santa Margherita Ligure, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Castello Della Dragonara.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Margherita Ligure online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Florence to Santa Margherita Ligure in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Margherita Ligure, with lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Grosio.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Grosio, Italy — 3 nights

Grosio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 130km northeast of Milan and about 35km northeast of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland. Step off the beaten path and head to Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano and Val Zebru. Take a break from the city and head to At the Village of Marmotte and Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grosio: Palazzo Besta (in Teglio), Pieve di San Siro (in Capo di Ponte) and Nino Negri (in Chiuro). And it doesn't end there: trek along Sentiero dei Fiori - Adamello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, do a tasting at Estate La Gatta - Triacca, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grosio vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Margherita Ligure to Grosio takes 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in August since evenings lows in Grosio dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.
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Side Trips
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Bellagio, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio road trip website.

You can drive from Grosio to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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 4th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan vacation builder app.

You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Singapore.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battlebox and Chinatown. Head to Clarke Quay and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sandsfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at East Coast Park, see a show at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, identify plant and animal life at MacRitchie Nature Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Raffles City.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip planner.

Fly from Milan to Singapore in 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Milan to Singapore. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in September: highs in Singapore hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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