23 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Valdobbiadene, Italy
— 1 night
3
Sirmione, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
5
Parma, Italy
— 1 night
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Montechiarugolo, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Torre dell'Orologio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dorsoduro and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice trip tool.

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 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valdobbiadene.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Laguna Veneta ©
Laguna Veneta

1
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Valdobbiadene, Italy

Valdobbiadene ©
Valdobbiadene is a town in the province of Treviso, Veneto, Italy. On the 3rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Villa Piva, detta "dei Cedri", play a few rounds at Asolo Golf Club, then take a memorable tour with Pianezze Avventura, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Anello del Prosecco Superiore.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valdobbiadene road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Valdobbiadene in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Valdobbiadene

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Asolo Golf Club
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Asolo Golf Club ©
Asolo Golf Club
Pianezze Avventura ©
Pianezze Avventura
Villa Piva, detta ©
Villa Piva, detta "dei Cedri"

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nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Family-friendly places like Parco Cavour and Centro Storico Sirmione will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Lago di Garda and Heller Garden. When in Sirmione, make a side trip to see Old Ponale Road Path in Riva Del Garda, approximately Riva Del Garda away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach.

Plan my day in Sirmione using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Valdobbiadene to Sirmione in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Sirmione sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Sirmione

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lago di Garda, Heller Garden, Parco Cavour, Old Ponale Road Path
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Parco Cavour ©
Parco Cavour
Heller Garden ©
Heller Garden
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

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Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, make a trip to Ghirlandina, do some rugged touring at Pushstart, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ferrari.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Modena online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sirmione to Modena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Modena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Parma.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Maranello
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Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari

1
night
Parma, Italy

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Parma trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Modena to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Parma, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, then look for gifts at Tuscany in a Bottle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Parma to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Montechiarugolo.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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nights
Montechiarugolo, Italy

Montechiarugolo
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Getting from Florence to Montechiarugolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Montechiarugolo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Montechiarugolo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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4
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and stroll through Colle Aventino.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montechiarugolo to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese

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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.
Attractions like Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Angelo's Boat Tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portovenere and Baia del Silenzio. Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Spianata Castelletto (in Genoa) and Societa Ippica Val Di Vara (in Piano di Follo). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Vernazza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cinque Terre, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Spianata Castelletto, Portovenere, Societa Ippica Val Di Vara
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Jean Tinguely Museum, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CityBeach Messe. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Rathaus, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, and finally make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Basel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cinque Terre in July, with highs in Basel at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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