16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Genoa
— 2 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 9 nights

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Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Boccadasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, head outdoors with Blackwave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hike the Punta Manara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, and finally get outside with Esplorazioni a Vela. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take in the waterfront at Old Port, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa road trip site.

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major aiports are Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Turin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Cinque Terre Trails, stroll through Isola Palmaria, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, head outdoors with Salto della Lepre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie, and finally trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre road trip app.

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Garda.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Garda

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Wed), get outside with La Rocca, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, wander the streets of Punta di San Vigilio, slough off your stress at Spa Termale Aquaria, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, and finally delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Garda trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Garda by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Garda can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Garda

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Milan

— 9 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Como (Villa Olmo & Cathedral of Como (Duomo)) and Turin (Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, Via Roma, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online vacation planner.

Drive from Garda to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 12:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.