12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive
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Genoa
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turin
— 3 nights
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Aosta
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Milan
— 5 nights

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Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the waterfront at Old Port, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Angelo Giovanni Spinola, then enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Banchi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Genoa itinerary builder app.

Milan to Genoa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Milan in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Genoa: highs are around 14°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

3
nights
Turin

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Turin is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, and see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turin trip maker app.

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in February, things will get little chillier in Turin: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aosta.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Aosta

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
On the 6th (Sat), trot along with Horse's Heaven Vda, head outdoors with Scuola Sci Evolution, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with Charbonnier Mongolfiere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with GMH - Helicopters, indulge in some personalized pampering at QC Terme Pre Saint Didier, and then head outdoors with MbAventure.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aosta travel route planner.

You can drive from Turin to Aosta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Via Mazzini, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Aosta to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

Piedmont travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.

Valle d'Aosta travel guide

4.3
Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.

Lombardy travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.