18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  5 h
1
Turin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Genoa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Riva Del Garda
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Garda
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
5
Castelnuovo del Garda
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
6
Verona
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Bristol

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Appreciate the collections at Juventus Museum and Museo Pietro Micca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armeria Reale and MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. Venture out of the city with trips to Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni (in Barolo), Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta) and Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), wander the streets of Via Roma, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Turin is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. August in Turin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis, River Rafting & Tubing
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Juventus Museum ©
Juventus Museum
Armeria Reale ©
Armeria Reale
Museo Pietro Micca ©
Museo Pietro Micca

4
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baia del Silenzio and Spiaggia di Fegina. Get some cultural insight at Cinque Terre Trails and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto), Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola (in Riomaggiore) and Hike the Punta Manara (in Sestri Levante). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Bardi.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Genoa road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in August; daily highs in Genoa reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Sestri Levante, Levanto to Monterosso Trail, Castello di Bardi, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Castello di Bardi ©
Castello di Bardi

3
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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbioni Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Barbara Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Area Natura Rio Bianco and then see a show at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Riva Del Garda route planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Riva Del Garda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Riva Del Garda, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Garda.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Area Natura Rio Bianco, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro, Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
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Parco Grotta Cascata Varone ©
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro ©

2
nights
Garda

Garda ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Le Miniere di Pezzaze and Chiesa di San Severo. Step out of the city life by going to Lago di Garda and Lido Mirabello Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gardaparagliding (in Toscolano-Maderno), Golf Club Arzaga (in Calvagese della Riviera) and Parco delle Fucine (in Casto).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Garda holiday builder website.

You can take a bus from Riva Del Garda to Garda in an hour. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. August in Garda sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Garda

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Bardolino, Museo Le Miniere di Pezzaze, Gardaparagliding, Golf Club Arzaga, Parco delle Fucine
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Museo Le Miniere di Pezzaze ©
Museo Le Miniere di Pezzaze
Parco delle Fucine ©
Parco delle Fucine

1
night
Castelnuovo del Garda

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Parco Natura Viva and then make a splash at Parco Cavour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnuovo del Garda journey builder.

Castelnuovo del Garda is just a short distance from Garda. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parco Natura Viva, Parco Cavour
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Parco Cavour ©
Parco Cavour
Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo di Castelvecchio and Arena di Verona. Casa di Giulietta and Base Tuono will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Verona with a short trip to Lago di Caldonazzo in Calceranica al Lago, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, explore the world behind art at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona day trip website.

Verona is just a stone's throw from Castelnuovo del Garda. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lago di Caldonazzo, Base Tuono
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Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family ©
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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