17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bergamo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Riva Del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sirmione
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
6
Verona
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Moscow

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Milano.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan route planner.

Moscow, Russia to Milan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Milan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Milan is somewhat warmer than Moscow - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Strada Coperta, Strade Sotterranee e Cavallerizza
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Certosa di Milano ©
Certosa di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©

1
night
Bergamo

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cittadella di Bergamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Maria di Valvendra, then examine the collection at Danza macabra, then wander the streets of Centro Storico di Gromo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario delle Sante Bartolomea Capitanio e Vincenza Gerosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant’Alessandro in Colonna, steep yourself in history at Torre del Gombito, admire the striking features of Palazzo del Podesta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempietto di Santa Croce, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monastero d'Astino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro della Croce.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bergamo tour builder .

Take a train from Milan to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bergamo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salo.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Lovere, Centro Storico di Gromo, Danza macabra
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Basilica di S. Maria di Valvendra ©
Basilica di S. Maria di Valvendra
Tempietto di Santa Croce ©
Tempietto di Santa Croce
Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro della Croce ©

2
nights
Salo

Salo ©
Salò is a town and comune in the Province of Brescia in the region of Lombardy (northern Italy) on the banks of Lake Garda, on which it has the longest promenade. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at MuSa - Museo Di Salo, contemplate the long history of Porta S. Giovanni di Salo, then make a trip to Duomo Santa Maria Annunziata, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Kurpromenade, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago di Garda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di San Bartolomeo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carita, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Salvatore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via dei Musei, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Salo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Salo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brescia, Passeggiata Kurpromenade
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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MuSa - Museo Di Salo ©
MuSa - Museo Di Salo
Duomo Santa Maria Annunziata ©
Duomo Santa Maria Annunziata

2
nights
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine, get to know the fascinating history of Monte Brione, then pause for some serene contemplation at Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), then admire the landmark architecture of San Michele City Gate, and finally make a trip to Centrale Idroelettrica di Riva del Garda. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, make a trip to Erbe Square, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Benedetto, and finally examine the collection at Casa Depero.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Riva Del Garda day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Salo to Riva Del Garda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September in Riva Del Garda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limone sul Garda, Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine ©
Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine
Chiesa San Rocco ©
Chiesa San Rocco

3
nights
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Galleria degli Antichi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Comune, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Solferino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Villa Romana, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna, kick back and relax at Spiaggia-Passeggiata delle Muse, then make a trip to Parrocchia Santa Maria Della Neve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Maria Callas.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sirmione trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Riva Del Garda to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Sirmione sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocca di Solferino, Onepio Winery, Piazza del Comune, Galleria degli Antichi
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Galleria degli Antichi ©
Galleria degli Antichi
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino ©
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino
Chiesa Santa Maria di Lugana ©
Chiesa Santa Maria di Lugana

2
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 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Arca di Mastino II, then appreciate the history behind Arca di Cangrande I, then make a trip to Santa Maria Antica, and finally examine the collection at Museo Conte delle Arti Grafiche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Tenute SalvaTerra, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco, learn about winemaking at Agricola Pietro Zardini, then admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Tribunali, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Elena, and finally steep yourself in history at La Loggia del Consiglio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

San Pietro in Cariano, Cimitero di Guerra Tedesco
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Santa Maria Antica ©
Santa Maria Antica
Tenute SalvaTerra ©
Tenute SalvaTerra
Agricola Pietro Zardini ©
Agricola Pietro Zardini

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza dei Signori and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Museum-lovers will appreciate Punta della Dogana and Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (University of Padova & Basilica di Santa Giustina), Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia (in Teolo) and Marostica (Castello Inferiore & Piazza Castello). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Salvador, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Mocenigo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Venice journey planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Marostica, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto ©
Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo

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