17 days in Italy & Porto Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Porto Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Bari, Italy
— 5 nights
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights


Milan, Italy — 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.
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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. August in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Como.
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Como, Italy — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di San Giacomo and Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo. Basilica di San Carpoforo and Enoteca Principessa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lido Villa Olmo, stop by Tea World, and trot along with Il Grillo.

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Drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 5 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Visit Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari and Chiesa del Gesu for their historical value. Centro Storico Di Giovinazzo and Ex Stazione Di Vedetta Della Marina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Monopoli (Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, Purple Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Pane e Pomodoro Beach, see the sky in a new way at Planetario Sky Skan, examine the collection at Museo Nicolaiano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta.

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You can fly from Como to Bari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 4 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Basilica of Saint Trofimena. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cloister del Paradiso and Centro Storico Ravello. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle dei Mulini, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, hike along Ravello - Atrani Walk, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal.

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Drive from Bari to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Baia and Praia de Espinho. Get some cultural insight at Churchill's and Igreja dos Grilos. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Cave Vasconcellos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and make a trip to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

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Traveling by flight from Ravello to Porto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ravello in August, with highs in Porto at 76°F and lows at 58°F. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to home.
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Italy travel guide

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.

Lake Como travel guide

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."

Puglia travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.