26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Argegno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Colico
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Ravello
— 4 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and St. Mark's Square will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a tour by water with Vivi Venezia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Siena Cathedral, Torre del Mangia, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, and contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence online visit planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan visit planner.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Argegno.

Things to do in Milan

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

3
nights
Argegno

Argegno ©
Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km north of Milan and about 15km north of Como. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then take a memorable tour with AC Boat, and then get interesting insight from Turati Centro Nautico Lario. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Argegno and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Onno.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Argegno trip site .

Drive from Milan to Argegno in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Argegno can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colico.

Things to do in Argegno

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Spiaggia di Onno, AC Boat
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

3
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Colico: Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso (in Sorico), Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio) and Monte Legnoncino (in Introzzo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, get a new perspective on things with Comolakeboats, head outdoors with KTS40CableCrew, and hike along Sentiero dei Forti.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colico route planner .

Traveling by car from Argegno to Colico takes 1.5 hours. In August in Colico, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spiaggia Tranquilla, Comolakeboats, Monte Legnoncino, Orrido di Bellano, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Comolakeboats ©
Comolakeboats
Monte Legnoncino ©
Monte Legnoncino
Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Attractions like Fornillo and Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (L'Uomo e il Mare & Bagni d'Arienzo), Torre di Grado (in Praiano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, stroll through Lido di Ravello, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Colico to Ravello with the Route module. Traveling from Colico in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Torre di Grado, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and stroll through Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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