14 days in Northwest Italy, Italian Alps & Austrian Alps Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy, Italian Alps & Austrian Alps Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy, Italian Alps & Austrian Alps Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Battistero del Duomo, Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

Selva di Val Gardena ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri, then learn about all things military at Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Austro-Ungarico di Brunico, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Alpe di Fanes.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Selva di Val Gardena trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Selva di Val Gardena by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get colder in Selva di Val Gardena: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Innsbruck.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Alpe di Fanes, Cimitero Austro-Ungarico di Brunico, Chiesa di San Giacomo
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Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri ©
Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the landmark architecture of Golden Roof, and then stop by Speckeria.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck holiday planner.

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in June: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Como.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Speckeria ©
Speckeria

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Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Carlotta and then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Cava Turacciolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of i Giardini di Villa Melzi, then stroll through Villa del Balbianello, then get a new perspective on things with Turati Centro Nautico Lario, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Innsbruck to Como in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Como

Parks Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, i Giardini di Villa Melzi
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

1
night
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, do a tasting at Terra di Bargòn, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Spezia trip builder.

You can drive from Como to La Spezia in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in La Spezia

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cinque Terre
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Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Siena Cathedral and Palazzo Piccolomini will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campo and Torre Grossa. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Piazza del Duomo (in San Gimignano), Volterra (Roman Theatre & Palazzo dei Priori) and Enoteca Falorni (in Greve in Chianti). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, do a tasting at Accademia Del Buon Gusto Sas Di Anna Sterbakova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Domenico.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siena sightseeing planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Siena in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Volterra, Greve in Chianti, Pienza, Montepulciano
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Palazzo dei Priori ©
Palazzo dei Priori
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Enoteca Falorni ©
Enoteca Falorni

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then wander the streets of La Giudecca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica dei Frari.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
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