11 days in Northwest Italy, Braies & Nova Levante Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy, Braies & Nova Levante Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palazzo Flangini, look for gifts at Casanova Mask, admire the striking features of Hotel des Bains, admire the landmark architecture of Grande Albergo Ausonia Hungaria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Ossario del Lido di Venezia, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at L’Oasi delle Dune Alberoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): 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.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lido di Venezia online road trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Lido di Venezia is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Lido di Venezia. In July, Lido di Venezia is somewhat warmer than Guadalajara - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Braies.

Things to do in Lido di Venezia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Braies

Braies ©
You've now added Cappella "Lago di Braies" to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella "Lago di Braies", look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo Rasun, head outdoors with Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies, hike along Giro del Nuvolau, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Antelao, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascata delle Pile.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Braies planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Lido di Venezia to Braies in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Braies can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Nova Levante.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascata delle Pile, Giro del Nuvolau, Biotopo Rasun, Cascate del Pissandro, Monte Antelao
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Cascata delle Pile ©
Cascata delle Pile
Giro del Nuvolau ©
Giro del Nuvolau
Monte Antelao ©
Monte Antelao

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Nova Levante

Nova Levante
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Corno del Renon and then admire the sheer force of Barbianer Wasserfalle /Cascate di Barbiano.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nova Levante day trip tool.

You can drive from Braies to Nova Levante in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nova Levante can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Nova Levante

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Corno del Renon, Barbianer Wasserfalle /Cascate di Barbiano
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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. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the activities along Lago di Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Stefano, then make a trip to Villa Mylius Vigoni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei SS. Bartolomeo e Nicola.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Menaggio online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Levante to Menaggio takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

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 ©
Chiesa dei SS. Bartolomeo e Nicola
Villa Mylius Vigoni ©
Villa Mylius Vigoni

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bellagio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Menaggio to Bellagio takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive 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. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the striking features of Villa Ducale, go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso, then look for gifts at Ferri Cristina, and finally browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stresa trip planner.

Drive from Bellagio to Stresa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Stresa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Shopping
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Villa Ducale ©
Villa Ducale

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, explore the world behind art at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, then delve into the distant past at Porta dei Borsari, and finally steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Verona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Verona

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

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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to San Gimignano.

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Salvucci Maggiore, do a tasting 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.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to San Gimignano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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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): kick back and relax at Bagno Vittorio Emanuele.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa holiday planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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