11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights
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3
Cogne
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lake Maggiore
— 1 night
Drive
5
Asti
— 1 night
Drive
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Viareggio
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of St. Anthony and San Giorgio Maggiore. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and visit Cannaregio.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cogne.
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Cogne — 1 night

Cogne is a town and comune in Aosta Valley, northern Italy, with 1439 inhabitants, as of 2012.GeographyCogne is located in the valley with the same name along a stream known as the Torrent Grand Eyvia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Saponeria Artigianale Camden Town, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valnontey, then appreciate the views at Prato di Sant'Orso, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lillaz Waterfalls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cogne road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Cogne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Maggiore.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Lake Maggiore — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, then head off the coast to Isola Madre, and then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Borromeo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Maggiore trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cogne to Lake Maggiore takes 3 hours. In September in Lake Maggiore, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asti.
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Asti — 1 night

On the 28th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata di San Secondo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Martino, steep yourself in history at Domus Romana, then get to know the fascinating history of Antiche Mura, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asti trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lake Maggiore to Asti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Asti can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Viareggio.
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Viareggio — 1 night

Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 29th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Libera Darsena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Maurizio, and then kick back and relax at Bagno La Pace.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Viareggio tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asti to Viareggio in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Viareggio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planning site.

You can drive from Viareggio to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Italy travel guide

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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.
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