19 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Garda, Italy
— 1 night
3
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Monteriggioni, Italy
— 1 night
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Parma, Italy
— 1 night
9
Basel, Switzerland
— 4 nights

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nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Garda.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Garda, Italy

Garda ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Garda travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Garda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Garda

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park

1
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Modena, Italy

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, take a memorable tour with Tours, then do some rugged touring at Pushstart, and finally don't miss a visit to I Love Maranello.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Modena trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Garda to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July in Modena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Modena

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Maranello
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
I Love Maranello ©
I Love Maranello
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday website.

You can take a train from Modena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Ballooning in Tuscany
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Ballooning in Tuscany ©
Ballooning in Tuscany
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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night
Monteriggioni, Italy

Monteriggioni ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then see the interesting displays at Museo Delle Armature, then surround yourself with nature on Naturing by Rudy Cucini, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Cicloturistica Colle-Poggibonsi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Monteriggioni journey site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Monteriggioni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Monteriggioni, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Colle di Val d'Elsa
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Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Piazza Navona will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Drive from Monteriggioni to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 11th (Sun), trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce, then see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, and finally hike along Cinque Terre footpaths. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie, get outside with Salto della Lepre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Scoglio Ciamia, and finally trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Scoglio Ciamia, Salto della Lepre, Ex Gallerie
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5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours ©
5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 13th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, head outdoors with Centro Ippico La Torretta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, then look for gifts at Aline Bassani, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Parma online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Parma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Parma can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Parma

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Caseificio San Pier Damiani ©
Caseificio San Pier Damiani
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma

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Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Lion Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Kriens (Paragliding Luzern & Mt Pilatus), Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen) and Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lake Lucerne, &more).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Basel journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Parma to Basel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Parma in July; daily highs in Basel reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Trümmelbachfälle, Lake Zurich
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
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Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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