17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Como
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

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 Bagno Tamerici Dog. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Chiesa di San Domenico (in Chioggia), Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda (in Rovigo) and Bagni Sirena (in Sottomarina). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, contemplate the waterfront views at La Salina di Comacchio, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman, and kick back and relax at Bagno Aloha.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice vacation maker tool .

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Comacchio, Chioggia, Castello Estense, Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda, Bagno Tamerici Dog
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Museo della Geotermia and Degusta La Cinta Senese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Museo Cassioli (in Asciano), Abazzia di Torri (in Torri) and Ponte Della Pia (in Rosia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Serre Di Rapolano Vacations, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Poggiarello di Stigliano, delve into the distant past at Castiglion che Dio sol sa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano.

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Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sovicille, Pomarance, Serre Di Rapolano Vacations, Degusta La Cinta Senese, Museo Cassioli
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Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Museo della Geotermia ©
Museo della Geotermia
Castiglion che Dio sol sa ©
Castiglion che Dio sol sa

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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 Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train 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
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo
Via dell'Amore ©
Via dell'Amore

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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 Cowboyland and Pieve di Santa Maria. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Rocca e Castello di Agazzano (in Agazzano), Borgo della Rocca (in Pavia) and Volpedo (Pieve di San Pietro & Studio del pittore Pellizza da Volpedo). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico della Val Tidone and learn about winemaking at Tenuta Quvestra.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Volpedo, Pieve di Santa Maria, Borgo della Rocca, Cowboyland, Museo Archeologico della Val Tidone
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Pieve di Santa Maria ©
Pieve di Santa Maria
Cowboyland ©
Cowboyland
Pieve di San Pietro ©
Pieve di San Pietro

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Melissa Beach and Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano. Explore Como's surroundings by going to Carate Brianza (Basilica di Agliate & Battistero della Basilica di Agliate), Le Ville di Ravello (in Ravello) and Visconti Castle of Saint Vito (in Somma Lombardo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, make a trip to Il Lungo Lago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa Natale Papa Giovanni XXIII, and see the interesting displays at Rotonda di San Tome.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Como tour builder .

Traveling by train from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Como can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carate Brianza, Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Le Ville di Ravello, Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano, Rotonda di San Tome
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Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano ©
Le Ville di Ravello ©
Le Ville di Ravello
Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano ©

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