27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Venice
train:  30​min
1
Padua
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Vicenza
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Malcesine
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Garda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 16 nights
End: Venice

2
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Banzai, steep yourself in history at Chiesa degli Eremitani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then meet the residents at Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate di Butterfly Arc, then stop by Incantesimi, and finally look for gifts at Pasticceria Biasetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, stop by La Masseria, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Maria of Servi, steep yourself in history at Piazza della Frutta, then get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, and finally take a stroll through Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Padua travel itinerary planner .

Venice to Padua is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Padua, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vicenza.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate di Butterfly Arc
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Chiesa degli Eremitani ©
Chiesa degli Eremitani

2
nights
Vicenza

Vicenza ©
Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Zonin 1821, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Bevilacqua, then make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grotte di Oliero, then stroll through Parco Faunistico Cappeller, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vicenza day trip planner .

Vicenza is very close to Padua. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Castello Bevilacqua, Parco Faunistico Cappeller, Zonin 1821, Grotte di Oliero
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Castello Bevilacqua ©
Castello Bevilacqua
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori

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.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Castelvecchio Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, browse the exhibits of Giulietta's House, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, then Head underground at Museo di Palazzo Ducale., and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

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Verona is very close to Vicenza. Traveling from Vicenza in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Verona, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malcesine.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
nights
Malcesine

Malcesine ©
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to The Bastion, then Head underground at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, then contemplate the long history of Medieval Village of Canale, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountbaldo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malcesine trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Verona to Malcesine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Malcesine are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Garda.

Things to do in Malcesine

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tenno, Trento, The Bastion
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
The Bastion ©
The Bastion

2
nights
Garda

Garda ©
On the 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Mercato Comunale Coperto, then get engrossed in the history at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Polpenazze del Garda, and finally don't miss a visit to Lungolago di Lazise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): stroll through Giamaica Beach, take an in-depth tour of Museo Della Palazzina Storica, and then browse the different shops at Grand'Affi Shopping Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Garda trip planner.

Garda is just a stone's throw from Malcesine. December in Garda sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Garda

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Lungolago di Lazise, Museo Della Palazzina Storica - Palazzo del Comando di Piazzaforte, Mercato Comunale Coperto a follonica, Castello di Polpenazze del Garda
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Grand'Affi Shopping Center ©
Grand'Affi Shopping Center
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Castello di Polpenazze del Garda ©
Castello di Polpenazze del Garda

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Canal Grande and Isola di Burano. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Porta della Carta. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday tool .

Getting from Garda to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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