23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Varenna
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 1 night
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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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Venice is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pisa travel route planner.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & Duomo di San Gimignano), Naturing by Rudy Cucini - Slow Tuscany Experience (in Colle di Val d'Elsa) and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siena travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Pisa to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome route planning app.

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo), Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more) and Food Tours (in Sorrento). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Naples online trip builder.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Aosta.
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Aosta — 2 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Falconeria Messaggeri Alati, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Regionale, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, and then hike along Sentieri della Valnontey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aosta trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Aosta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varenna.
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Varenna — 3 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Explore Varenna's surroundings by going to Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo & La Punta Spartivento), Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde (in Morbegno) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, and go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varenna day trip planning website.

You can drive from Aosta to Varenna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. July in Varenna sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly 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

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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