12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Pisa
+2
Train + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
1
Lido di Venezia
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Auronzo di Cadore
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Chatillon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Courmayeur
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Pisa
— 1 day
End: Pisa

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Hotel des Bains and then pause for some photo ops at Cometa di Vetro. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, then examine the collection at Museo del Vetro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and finally kick back and relax at Blue Moon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lido di Venezia trip planning tool.

Pisa to Lido di Venezia is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of train and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Lido di Venezia

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murano, Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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Oasi Ca' di Mezzo ©
Oasi Ca' di Mezzo
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato

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nights
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. On the 14th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and then explore the activities along Lago di Molveno. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone and then listen to music at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani.

Before you visit Riva Del Garda, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Lido di Venezia to Riva Del Garda in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Riva Del Garda are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Auronzo di Cadore.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Lago di Molveno, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, Piazza Duomo
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani

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nights
Auronzo di Cadore

Auronzo di Cadore ©
Auronzo di Cadore is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno (Cadore) in the Italian region of Veneto, located about 120km north of Venice and about 50km northeast of Belluno.The municipality of Auronzo di Cadore has the famous mountain group of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina. On the 16th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Michele, and then stop by Alpe Pragas Srl. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Misurina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Auronzo di Cadore trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Auronzo di Cadore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Auronzo di Cadore are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chatillon.

Things to do in Auronzo di Cadore

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Piazza San Michele, Alpe Pragas Srl
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Lake Misurina ©
Lake Misurina
Alpe Pragas Srl ©
Alpe Pragas Srl

4
nights
Chatillon

Chatillon ©
Chatillon is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy. Step out of the city life by going to Rifugio Arbolle and Falesia di Croveo. Sacra di San Michele and Campanile di Montecrestese will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chatillon: Zoom Torino (in Cumiana), Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) and Orta San Giulio (Sacro Monte di Orta & Lake Orta). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verres and see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chatillon trip planner.

Getting from Auronzo di Cadore to Chatillon by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Courmayeur.

Things to do in Chatillon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Rifugio Arbolle, Zoom Torino, Castello di Fenis, Sacra di San Michele
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Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
Falesia di Croveo ©
Falesia di Croveo

few
hours
Courmayeur

Courmayeur
Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Courmayeur online attractions planner.

You can drive from Chatillon to Courmayeur in an hour. You will leave for Pisa on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Courmayeur

Outdoors Parks Tours
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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Pfanner, then contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Courmayeur to Pisa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lucca
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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