17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner
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Venice
— 1 day
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Verona
— 1 night
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Lodi
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Stresa
— 1 night
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Turin
— 1 night
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La Morra
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Alba
— 1 night
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Asti
— 1 night
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Ovada
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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La Spezia
— 2 nights
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Pisa
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Siena
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Rome
— 4 nights

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Venice — 1 day

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.
On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta and then catch a live performance at Arena di Verona.

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Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lodi.
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Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Lodi

Lodi is a city and comune in Lombardy, northern Italy, on primarily on the western bank of the River Adda. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Lodi.

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You can drive from Verona to Lodi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Lodi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

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 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Lodi to Milan in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stresa.
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Stresa — 1 night

Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Isola Bella, take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Mulo, and finally get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Stresa trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Milan to Stresa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Stresa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Turin on the 17th (Wed).
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Turin — 1 night

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio.

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Getting from Stresa to Turin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Stresa in August, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Morra.
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La Morra

La Morra is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cappella del Barolo, examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our La Morra online travel route planner.

Getting from Turin to La Morra by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in La Morra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Alba.
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Alba — 1 night

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Centro Storico.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alba sightseeing site.

Alba is very close to La Morra. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Asti.
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Asti — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Asti Lido 2000 Piscine and then examine the collection at Palazzo Mazzetti / Museo e Pinacoteca Civica.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Asti online travel planner.

Asti is very close to Alba. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Asti when traveling from Alba in August, with lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ovada.
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Ovada

Ovada is a comune of 11,484 inhabitants in the Province of Alessandria in the northern Italian region Piedmont, located about 90km southeast of Turin and about 30km south of Alessandria.Ovada is the main comune of the Ovadese area, an area of the Lower Piedmont and Upper Montferrat, located in the southern portion of the province of Alessandria.GeographyThe area, located on the northern foothills of the Ligurian-Piedmontese Apennines and at the entrance of the Stura valley leading to the Turchino pass, is hilly, tending to mountainous heading south, with plains where agriculture is practiced and where the industries have established their factories near the main connections. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a splash at Parco Acquatico Lavagello.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ovada tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Asti to Ovada in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Asti in August, expect Ovada to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre route planner.

You can drive from Ovada to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ovada in August, expect nights in Cinque Terre to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to La Spezia.
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La Spezia — 2 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 21st (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, and finally take a memorable drive along Ponte Thaon di Revel.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to La Spezia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in La Spezia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.
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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip maker site.

Getting from La Spezia to Pisa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning site.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Siena.
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Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siena online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C.
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Italy travel guide

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