12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + 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 + Train:  5 h
End: London

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Citta Alta and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Step out of Milan with an excursion to Lake Orta in Orta San Giulio--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Milan at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Tours Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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 landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, go for a walk through Centro Storico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia di Onno and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valchiavenna.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Como are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Spiaggia di Onno, Valchiavenna
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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): delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then make a trip 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: take an in-depth tour of Museo di Santa Giulia, examine the collection at Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro, then step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sirmione trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Como to Sirmione in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Torbole.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Torbole

Torbole ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lago di Ledro, make a trip to The Bastion, and then examine the collection at MUSE - Science Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago di Molveno, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale, and then explore the activities along Lago di Tenno.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torbole route planner.

Getting from Sirmione to Torbole by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In September in Torbole, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Torbole

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tenno, Lago di Ledro, Lago di Molveno, MUSE - Science Museum, The Bastion
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, then explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardino Giusti.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Verona road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Torbole to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. 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
Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family ©
Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family
Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) ©
Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)

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