17 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Maggiore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prato allo Stelvio
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Canazei
— 4 nights
Drive
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Garda
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, boost your wellbeing at QC Termemilano, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Milan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Milan at 28°C and lows at 16°C. You'll set off for Lake Maggiore on the 7th (Wed).
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Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
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Lake Maggiore — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then explore the galleries of Palazzo Borromeo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Motta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita, step off the mainland to explore Isole Borromee, do a tasting at Cantina Fontechiara, then explore the activities along San Giulio Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte di Orta.

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Getting from Milan to Lake Maggiore by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Lake Maggiore are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Como.
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Como — 2 nights

City of Silk

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.
On the 9th (Fri), get outside with Aero Club Como, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentee di Sort, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then relax and rejuvenate at Parco San Marco Lifestyle Beach Resort, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia dei Laghi, then tee off at Golf Club Monticello, then look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo, and finally tee off at Villa D'Este Golf Club.

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Getting from Lake Maggiore to Como by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Como, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prato allo Stelvio.
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Prato allo Stelvio — 3 nights

Prad am Stilfser Joch, often abbreviated to Prad or Prato, is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 60km west of the city of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland, and near the Stelvio Pass.GeographyAs of 31 December 2015, it had a population of 3,474 and an area of 51.4km2.The municipality of Prad contains the frazione (subdivision) Lichtenberg (Montechiaro).Prad borders the following municipalities: Glurns, Laas, Schluderns, Stilfs, Taufers im Münstertal and Müstair (Switzerland).HistoryCoat-of-armsThe emblem shows three or ears of wheat, in a gules field on azure. Take a break from the city and head to Gumperle and Fischerteich Prad. Explore Prato allo Stelvio's surroundings by going to Chiesa di Santo Spirito all'Ospedale (in Laces), ArcheoParc Val Senales (in Madonna di Senales) and Lago di Vernago (in Vernago). There's lots more to do: hike along Giro dei Laghi del Cevedale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malga dei Vitelli, explore the historical opulence of Castel Coira - Churburg, and explore the ancient world of Rovine di Castel Montechiaro.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prato allo Stelvio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Prato allo Stelvio takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Prato allo Stelvio can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Canazei.
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Canazei — 4 nights

Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Step out of the city life by going to Sass Pordoi and La Terrazza delle Dolomiti. Explore Canazei's surroundings by going to Il Vecchio Mulino di Arabba (in Arabba), Valdobbiadene (Cantina San Gregorio & PDC Cartizze) and Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino (in Predazzo). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Val Contrin, explore the activities along Lago di Carezza, stroll through Sentiero per Rifugio Stevia, and take in the awesome beauty at Marmolada.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canazei tour website.

Traveling by car from Prato allo Stelvio to Canazei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Canazei are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Garda.
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Garda — 2 nights

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jamaica Beach and Lago di Ledro. Get in touch with nature at Lago di Garda and Al Corno Beach. Explore Garda's surroundings by going to Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park (in Tiers), Mountbaldo (in Malcesine) and Sirmione (Spa Termale Aquaria, Grotte di Catullo, &more).

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Garda vacation maker tool.

Getting from Canazei to Garda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. September in Garda sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then savor the flavors at Milan Walking Tours, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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You can drive from Garda to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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