17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
Drive
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Barbaresco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Candido
— 7 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night

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Milan

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Barbaresco.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Parks
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Barbaresco — 3 nights

Barbaresco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 60km northeast of Cuneo. Barbaresco is known for wineries, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at Travel Langhe Wine Tours, learn about winemaking at Cascina Albano, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Barbaresco.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barbaresco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Barbaresco in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Barbaresco are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.
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Wineries · Tours
Side Trips
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Bellagio — 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello and then browse the exhibits of Villa Carlotta.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barbaresco to Bellagio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to San Candido.
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Parks · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
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San Candido — 7 nights

Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. Explore San Candido's surroundings by going to Auronzo di Cadore (Lake Misurina & Tre Cime di Lavaredo), Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Lago di Anterselva (in Anterselva di Mezzo). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, take in the awesome beauty at Cinque Torri, and grab your bike and head to Drau Cycle Route.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Candido road trip app.

You can drive from Bellagio to San Candido in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bellagio in July: high temperatures in San Candido hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip tool.

Drive from San Candido to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Candido in August, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus.
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Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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

4.2
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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