16 days in Florence & Lake Como Itinerary

16 days in Florence & Lake Como Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Florence
— 6 nights
2
Bellagio
— 4 nights
3
Colico
— 3 nights

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner.

Newark, USA to Florence is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Castello di Monteriggioni, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Chiesa di S. Marta (in Menaggio) and Magreglio (Madonna del Ghisallo & Santuario Del Ghisallo). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi, tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bellagio online travel planner.

Getting from Florence to Bellagio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Bellagio, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Colico.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Varenna, Magreglio, Casa dei Presepi, Riva Bianca Beach
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colico: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Dervio) and Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and head outdoors with KTS40CableCrew.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colico vacation planning site.

You can drive from Bellagio to Colico in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Colico can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Varenna, Gravedona, Bellano, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, Castello di Vezio
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Sentiero dei Forti ©
Sentiero dei Forti
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi ©

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