14 days in Northwest Italy & London Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy & London Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Pavia, Italy
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Parma, Italy
— 1 night
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Bardolino, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 14th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Milan due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Juan in September: highs in Milan hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pavia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Pavia, Italy

— 1 night
Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza della Vittoria, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa dei Diversi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pavia trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Milan to Pavia in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Pavia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pavia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre route builder.

Getting from Pavia to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Parma.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Parma, Italy

— 1 night

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, walk around Parco Ducale, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Parma trip planning site.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Parma in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bardolino.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Bardolino, Italy

— 3 nights
Bardolino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 130km west of Venice and about 25km northwest of Verona.GeographyLocated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Bardolino borders the following municipalities: Affi, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda, Lazise, Manerba del Garda, Moniga del Garda, Padenghe sul Garda, and Pastrengo. When in Bardolino, make a side trip to see Castello Scaligero in Sirmione, approximately Sirmione away. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Gardaland Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, meet the residents at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium, learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus, and see where the ancients bathed at Spa Termale Aquaria.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bardolino day trip planner.

Drive from Parma to Bardolino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bardolino are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bardolino

Theme Parks · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bardolino to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planning website.

You can fly from Venice to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, London is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Liguria travel guide

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Aquariums · Landmarks · Beaches
Two millennia ago the whole of northwestern Italy was inhabited by the Liguris, the people from whom the region of Liguria gets its name. Today, this northwestern region of Italy is home to seaside resort towns often compared to Cannes and Monaco. Liguria's coastline is dotted with dozens of sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches. Genoa, a thriving urban center and the country's largest commercial port, is also here. An easily accessible holiday destination, the region features an excellent network of roads and railroad lines that run the length of the coast, linking the popular Italian Riviera with France and the rest of Europe, which makes it especially convenient if you’re planning trips to other areas. Whether you choose to travel by train or car, the journey takes you through tunnel after tunnel and past villages, vineyards, and olive groves.