14 days in Italy & Houston Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Houston Itinerary

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14 days in Italy & Houston Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
1
Houston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Houston, United States

1
night
Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toVenice.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Nature Historic Sites
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Rothko Chapel ©
Rothko Chapel
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mark's Square, Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

Getting from Houston to Venice by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 87°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo ©
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago di Sorapiss. Step out of the city life by going to Drau Cycle Route and Piramidi di terra di Plata. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castel Welsperg and Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimitero Austro-Ungarico di Brunico (in Brunico), Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Chiesa di San Giacomo (in Ortisei). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum, get outside with Passo Falzarego, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Michele, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cinque Torri.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cortina d'Ampezzo trip planner .

You can drive from Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cortina d'Ampezzo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castel Welsperg, Passeggiata Per Le Famiglie - Circuito Lago di Braies, Bunker Museum, Piramidi di terra di Plata, Piazza San Michele
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Lago di Sorapiss ©
Lago di Sorapiss
Castel Welsperg ©
Castel Welsperg
Rifugio Lagazuoi ©
Rifugio Lagazuoi

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nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello di Vezio and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Carlotta and Menaggio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Lake Como Adventures.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Como online route planner .

Getting from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Como by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Forte Montecchio Nord, Castello di Vezio, Menaggio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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nights
Milan, Italy

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take a stroll through Brera District and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Milano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Piazza Ducale
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale

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