31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Train
3
Milan
— 8 nights
Drive
4
Tremezzina
— 6 nights
Ferry
5
Varenna
— 8 nights
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Venice — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary builder app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 3 nights

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.
Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda), Parco Giardino Sigurta (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). There's much more to do: see a show at Arena di Verona, make a trip to Piazza Bra, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

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You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Faro voltiano (in Brunate) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip tool.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina — 6 nights

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Get out of town with these interesting Tremezzina side-trips: Parrocchia di Santa Tecla (in Torno), Balcone D' Italia (in Lanzo d'Intelvi) and Villa Fogazzaro Roi (in Valsolda). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, stroll around Parco Naturale Alpe Veglia Alpe Devero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo, and get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Tremezzina trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Tremezzina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Varenna.
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Varenna — 8 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, Forte Montecchio Nord, &more), Cascate Acquafraggia (in Piuro) and Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano (in Tirano). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, stroll through Sentiero del Viandante, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, and admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Varenna road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Tremezzina to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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