12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
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


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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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di 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): trek along Il Salto/ Salten, learn about winemaking at Loacker Wine Estates, admire the landmark architecture of 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 find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bolzano trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Venice to Bolzano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bolzano, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ortisei.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Outdoors Trails
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1
night
Ortisei

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

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ortisei online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Ortisei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dongo.

Things to do in Ortisei

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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

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Dongo

Dongo ©
Dongo is a comune in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere 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, pause for some serene contemplation 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.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dongo day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ortisei to Dongo takes 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Dongo can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 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
Castello di Corenno Plinio ©
Castello di Corenno Plinio
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.
Start 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 take some stellar pictures from Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Grona, and finally make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dongo to Bellagio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 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 Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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