22 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

22 days in Italy & Basel Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valdobbiadene, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arezzo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Pisa
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Basel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basel Minster and Fondation Beyeler. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Ausstellungsraum Klingental. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Bern (Federal Building (Bundeshaus) & The Cathedral of Bern). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, take an in-depth tour of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, and take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Basel road trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Basel is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Basel due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Basel, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Altino in Quarto D'Altino, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, stop by Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and explore the activities along Laguna Veneta.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Basel to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Venice is a bit warmer than Basel - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valdobbiadene.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Valdobbiadene, Italy

— 2 nights
Valdobbiadene is a town in the province of Treviso, Veneto, Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Poli Museo della Grappa and then explore the galleries of La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grotte del Caglieron.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Valdobbiadene trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Valdobbiadene takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Valdobbiadene are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Valdobbiadene

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico. There's much more to do: get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Valdobbiadene to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arezzo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Arezzo, Italy

— 1 night

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Arezzo Cathedral, then get interesting insight from RSE Italia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, Arezzo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arezzo sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Florence to Arezzo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Arezzo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Drive from Arezzo to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Portoferraio, Italy

— 1 night
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Canata, then stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pisa itinerary planning website.

Getting from Portoferraio to Pisa by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.