11 days in Northwest Italy, Braies & Nova Levante Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy, Braies & Nova Levante Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy, Braies & Nova Levante Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Lido di Venezia
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Braies
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Nova Levante
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Menaggio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Bellagio
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Stresa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Pisa
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Guadalajara

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Lido di Venezia

Lido di Venezia ©
An 11 km (7 mi) sandbar, Lido di Venezia provides a home for three settlements.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palazzo Flangini, stop by Casanova Mask, admire the striking features of Hotel des Bains, admire the striking features of Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio Ossario del Lido di Venezia, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at L’Oasi delle Dune Alberoni. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt", pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Antonio di Padova, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pachuka Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lido di Venezia holiday planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Lido di Venezia is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in July, with highs in Lido di Venezia at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Braies.

Things to do in Lido di Venezia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Palazzo Flangini
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Palazzo Flangini ©
Palazzo Flangini
Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria ©
Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria
Biblioteca ©
Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"

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Braies

Braies ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cappella "Lago di Braies". Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella "Lago di Braies", identify plant and animal life at Biotopo Rasun, get outside with Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies, stroll through Giro del Nuvolau, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Antelao, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascata delle Pile. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Sennerei Drei Zinnen, then don't miss a visit to Chiesetta di San Giorgio, and then hike along Percorso Didattico Biotopo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Braies journey planning site .

Getting from Verona to Braies by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Braies can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Giro del Nuvolau, Biotopo Rasun, Cascate del Pissandro, Monte Antelao, Cascata delle Pile
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Cascata delle Pile ©
Cascata delle Pile
Monte Antelao ©
Monte Antelao
Cappella ©
Cappella "Lago di Braies"

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Nova Levante

Nova Levante
You've now added Lago di Carezza to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Carezza and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata della Comelle.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nova Levante trip planner .

Drive from Verona to Nova Levante in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nova Levante are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Braies.

Things to do in Nova Levante

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Barbianer Wasserfalle /Cascate di Barbiano, Corno del Renon
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Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Lago di Como has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Lago di Como, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Stefano, make a trip to Villa Mylius Vigoni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei SS. Bartolomeo e Nicola, then putt your heart out at Minigolf di Menaggio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Marta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata del Cenghen, then grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale della Valsassina, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna della Pace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Menaggio road trip planning tool .

Drive from Braies to Menaggio in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Menaggio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago di Como
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Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Chiesa dei SS. Bartolomeo e Nicola ©

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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.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio online travel route builder .

Drive from Menaggio to Bellagio in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Bellagio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites
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Stresa

Stresa
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Ducale, head outdoors with Lungolago, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, then look for gifts at Ferri Cristina, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stresa trip planner .

You can drive from Bellagio to Stresa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Shopping
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Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 4th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, admire the masterpieces at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, then explore the ancient world of Porta dei Borsari, and finally make a trip to I Portoni della Bra.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Verona attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Stresa to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Verona

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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AMO  - Arena Museo Opera ©
AMO - Arena Museo Opera
I Portoni della Bra ©
I Portoni della Bra
Porta dei Borsari ©
Porta dei Borsari

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Verona to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for San Gimignano on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Salvucci Maggiore, learn about winemaking at L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl, then do a tasting at Teruzzi & Puthod - Azienda Vitivinicola ed Enoteca, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola San Quirico, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria San Donato.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Gimignano online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to San Gimignano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

L'Orcio a Ca di Pesa srl
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Fattoria San Donato ©
Fattoria San Donato
Azienda Agricola San Quirico ©
Azienda Agricola San Quirico
Torre Chigi ©
Torre Chigi

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Pisa

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Vittorio Emanuele.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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