24 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

24 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Valdobbiadene, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Lazise, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
5
Parma, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Montepulciano, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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 Piazza San Marco. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Valdobbiadene.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Valdobbiadene, Italy

Valdobbiadene ©
Valdobbiadene is a town in the province of Treviso, Veneto, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): fly like a bird with Vieni a Volare.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Valdobbiadene driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Valdobbiadene in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Lazise.

Things to do in Valdobbiadene

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Vieni a Volare
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Vieni a Volare ©
Vieni a Volare

2
nights
Lazise, Italy

Lazise ©
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and then see what you can catch with Wild Fishing Experience & Rental Boat. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lazise online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Valdobbiadene to Lazise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lazise are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Lazise

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone, Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
 Wild Fishing Experience & Rental Boat ©
Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone ©
Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone

1
night
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 6th (Tue): make a trip to I Love Maranello, do some rugged touring at Pushstart, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, and finally examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Modena tour builder tool.

You can drive from Lazise to Modena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Modena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Parma.

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

2
nights
Parma, Italy

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, then relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali, get outside with Centro Ippico La Torretta, and then look for gifts at Aline Bassani.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Parma trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Modena to Parma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali
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Food Tours
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali ©
Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Leaning Tower of Pisa make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence route builder site.

Getting from Parma to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Ballooning in Tuscany, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Montepulciano, Italy

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Attractions like Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Facciatone, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more) and Tuscany Adventure (in Asciano). There's more to do: appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Ercolani.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Montepulciano online trip builder.

Drive from Florence to Montepulciano in 2 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 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Tuscany Adventure, Val d'Orcia
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Tuscany Adventure ©
Tuscany Adventure
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Aquarium of Genoa and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Sestri Levante (Sun Beach & Liguria Escursioni Quad) and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova (in Genoa). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Montepulciano to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Genoa
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5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours ©
5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Liguria Escursioni Quad ©
Liguria Escursioni Quad

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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 enjoy Lake Zurich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Kriens (Paragliding Luzern & Mt Pilatus), Uetliberg Mountain (in Zurich) and Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Rigi, &more).

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Basel vacation planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Basel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, things will get little chillier in Basel: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Zurich
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Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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