23 days in Italy, Salzburg & Murren Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Salzburg & Murren Itinerary

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23 days in Italy, Salzburg & Murren Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Bolzano, Italy
— 1 night
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Murren, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States


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2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Salzburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Salzburg, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Salzburg reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Puez-Geisler Nature Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bolzano online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Salzburg to Bolzano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in July, expect Bolzano to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Drive from Bolzano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Castello Estense.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary app .

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trips

Ferrara, Acetaia Villa San Donnino
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Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Domenico.

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You can drive from Florence to Siena in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Siena are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 24th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola and then trek along Footpath 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.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online vacation planner .

You can drive from Siena to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and finally head outdoors with Lake Como Adventures.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip planner .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Como can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Murren.

Things to do in Como

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, i Giardini di Villa Melzi
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi

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nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel, and then trek along Via Ferrata.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Murren trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Como to Murren with the Route module. On the 30th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Murren

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

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