12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Como
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sirmione
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Torbole
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Verona
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London


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3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Citta Alta and Food Tours. Step out of Milan to go to Orta San Giulio and see Lake Orta, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, don't miss a visit to Piazza Gae Aulenti, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planner.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Milan is 1 hour. In September, Milan is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Lake Orta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia di Onno and then appreciate the views at Valchiavenna.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Como can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Valchiavenna, Villa del Balbianello, Spiaggia di Onno
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Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

2
nights
Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, then don't miss a visit to Borghetto sul Mincio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia d'oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo di Santa Giulia, see the interesting displays at Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro, then explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Scaligero Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sirmione online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Como to Sirmione in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Torbole.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Brescia, Borghetto sul Mincio, Spiaggia d'oro
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

2
nights
Torbole

Torbole ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lago di Ledro, then make a trip to The Bastion, and then see the interesting displays at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale, and then explore the activities along Lago di Tenno.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Torbole travel route planner .

Drive from Sirmione to Torbole in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Torbole

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tenno, MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Lago di Ledro, The Bastion, Lago di Molveno
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Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Lago di Ledro ©
Lago di Ledro
Lago di Tenno ©
Lago di Tenno

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Giardino Giusti.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona attractions planner .

Drive from Torbole to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

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