17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
4
Milan
— 3 nights
5
Como
— 3 nights

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trepponti and Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagno Tamerici Dog (in Rosolina), Bagni Sirena (in Sottomarina) and Chiesa di San Domenico (in Chioggia). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castello Estense, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda, and kick back and relax at Bagno Aloha.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Venice is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Comacchio, Chioggia, Bagno Tamerici Dog, Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda, Castello Estense
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Bagni Sirena ©
Bagni Sirena
Trepponti ©
Trepponti
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocca Sillana and Abazzia di Torri. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Degusta La Cinta Senese (in Bagnaia), Museo della Geotermia (in Larderello) and Ponte Della Pia (in Rosia). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castiglion che Dio sol sa, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cassioli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano, and make a trip to Serre Di Rapolano Vacations.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sovicille, Pomarance, Degusta La Cinta Senese, Serre Di Rapolano Vacations, Ponte Della Pia
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Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Rocca Sillana ©
Rocca Sillana
Castiglion che Dio sol sa ©
Castiglion che Dio sol sa

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nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bagno Carlo and Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Riomaggiore, and do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bagno Carlo
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Church of San Giovanni Battista ©
Church of San Giovanni Battista
Bagno Carlo ©
Bagno Carlo
Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore
Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore

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nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Studio del pittore Pellizza da Volpedo and Pieve di Santa Maria. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Pieve di San Pietro (in Volpedo), Borgo della Rocca (in Pavia) and Cowboyland (in Voghera). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico della Val Tidone, step into the grandiose world of Rocca e Castello di Agazzano, and do a tasting at Tenuta Quvestra.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip site.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Milan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Volpedo, Pieve di Santa Maria, Tenuta Quvestra, Borgo della Rocca, Rocca e Castello di Agazzano
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Rocca e Castello di Agazzano ©
Rocca e Castello di Agazzano
Pieve di Santa Maria ©
Pieve di Santa Maria
Cowboyland ©
Cowboyland

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Como

Como ©
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 Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio and Lungolago Arona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Carate Brianza (Basilica di Agliate & Battistero della Basilica di Agliate), Le Ville di Ravello (in Ravello) and Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano (in Legnano). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rotonda di San Tome, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII, explore the historical opulence of Visconti Castle of Saint Vito, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Como driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Como can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carate Brianza, Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, Lungolago Arona, Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio
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Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano ©
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano
Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio ©
Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio
Le Ville di Ravello ©
Le Ville di Ravello

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