13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  6 h
1
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Venice
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Siena
— 1 night
+2
Train + Train + Train:  4 h
6
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Train + Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Lucca
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
8
Pisa
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h
End: Lisbon

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then go for a walk through I Navigli, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary maker app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
I Navigli ©
I Navigli

3
nights
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 31st (Wed): take a stroll through Quinzano, make a trip to Piazza Bra, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then take in the views from Ponte Pietra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siena travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and Cinque Terre Trails. Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Portovenere in Porto Venere, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. There's lots more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Aurora, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip maker .

You can drive from Siena to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

1
night
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, then enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower, and then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucca online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Lucca in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Lucca sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Torre Guinigi ©
Torre Guinigi

few
hours
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 11th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa holiday planner.

Pisa is very close to Lucca. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Camposanto ©
Camposanto
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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