12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Como
Drive
3
Monforte d'Alba
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Santa Margherita Ligure
Drive
5
Florence
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 3 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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Venice, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Como

City of Silk

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.
On the 30th (Thu), make a trip to Faro voltiano.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Como by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Como, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Monforte d'Alba.
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Monforte d'Alba

— 4 nights
Monforte d'Alba is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. Monforte d'Alba is known for wineries and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Comune di Monforte d'Alba.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monforte d'Alba trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Como to Monforte d'Alba takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Monforte d'Alba are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Margherita Ligure.

Things to do in Monforte d'Alba

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. On the 4th (Mon), stop by Santa Margherita Ligure.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Margherita Ligure itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monforte d'Alba to Santa Margherita Ligure in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monforte d'Alba in October: high temperatures in Santa Margherita Ligure hover around 69°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Traveling by car from Santa Margherita Ligure to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 54°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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."