8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 night
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Sirmione
— 1 night
3
Mantua
— 1 night
4
Verona
— 1 night
5
Padua
— 1 night
6
Venice
— 2 nights

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Milan

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Colleoni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel site.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trip

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Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Dell'olio D'oliva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sirmione journey maker app.

You can drive from Milan to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In November in Sirmione, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
Grotte di Catullo
4.4

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Mantua

Mantua ©

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga, explore the galleries of Palazzo Te, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Sordello, then delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mantua trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Mantua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Mantua

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Must see
Palazzo Te
4.6
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Art Museum
Camera degli Sposi
4.5

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Verona

Verona

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then make a trip to Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Verona day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mantua to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Verona are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

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Must see
Centro Storico
4.7

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Padua

Padua ©

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, engage your brain at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Padua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Verona to Padua in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Must see
Scrovegni Chapel
4.7

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Venice

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a stroll through Cannaregio, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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You can take a shuttle from Padua to Venice in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Must see
Cannaregio
4.8
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Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7

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