12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bolzano
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Ortisei
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dongo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bellagio
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice sightseeing tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Venice. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Salto/ Salten, do a tasting at Loacker Winery, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Municipale, then look for gifts at Tschager S.N.C., and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bolzano itinerary builder.

Drive from Venice to Bolzano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bolzano when traveling from Venice in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ortisei.

Things to do in Bolzano

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Loacker Winery ©
Loacker Winery
Tschager S.N.C. ©
Tschager S.N.C.
Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide ©
Monumento a Walther Von der Vogelweide

1
night
Ortisei

Ortisei ©
Urtijëi is a town of 4,637 inhabitants in South Tyrol in northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Catores- Scuola di Alpinismo, don't miss a visit to Sella Pass, then stop by Il Maso dello Speck, and finally don't miss a visit to Ortisei: Zona Pedonale.

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Drive from Bolzano to Ortisei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Ortisei, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Dongo.

Things to do in Ortisei

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Sella Pass
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Catores- Scuola di Alpinismo ©
Catores- Scuola di Alpinismo
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass
Il Maso dello Speck ©
Il Maso dello Speck

1
night
Dongo

Dongo ©
Dongo is a comune in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Tommaso Becket, steep yourself in history at Castello di Corenno Plinio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Gottardo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria in Martinico.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dongo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Ortisei to Dongo in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dongo are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Dongo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dervio
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Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime ©
Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime
Chiesa di S. Gottardo ©
Chiesa di S. Gottardo
Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia ©
Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia

2
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Legnoncino, and then get great views at Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then make a trip to Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, and finally make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bellagio trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Dongo to Bellagio by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monte Grona, Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda, Monte Legnoncino, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
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Monte Legnoncino ©
Monte Legnoncino
Monte Grona ©
Monte Grona
Borgo di Pescallo ©
Borgo di Pescallo

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan attractions planning app.

Traveling by train from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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