22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Gorizia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Trento
— 3 nights
3
Venice
— 6 nights
4
Trieste
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Monfalcone
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Staranzano
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Grado
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Villesse
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Gorizia

Gorizia ©
Gorizia is a town and comune in northeastern Italy, in the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Explore Gorizia's surroundings by going to Tarvisio (Mt Lussari & Laghi di Fusine) and Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre (in Cividale del Friuli). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Zorutti, see the interesting displays at Museo Santa Chiara, browse the exhibits of Castello di Gorizia, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Tribunale di Gorizia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gorizia sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Gorizia is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Gorizia are slightly colder (12°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Trento.

Things to do in Gorizia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cormons, Tarvisio, Azienda Agricola Zorutti, Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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Laghi di Fusine ©
Laghi di Fusine
Weingut Edi Keber ©
Weingut Edi Keber

3
nights
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal (in Andalo) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, explore the engaging exhibits at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trento online road trip planner .

Getting from Gorizia to Trento by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gorizia in December, Trento is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trento

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, Pedrotti Spumanti, Lago di Garda
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Escapers.Top Escape Room ©
Escapers.Top Escape Room

6
nights
Venice

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Trento to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trento in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Trieste

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Trieste is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and head outdoors with Grotta Gigante.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trieste tour planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Trieste takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Trieste, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monfalcone.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grotta Gigante
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Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Room Escape Games

1
night
Monfalcone

Monfalcone ©
Monfalcone is a town and comune of the province of Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, located on the Gulf of Trieste. On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone, then contemplate the long history of Sito Paleontologico Dinosauro Antonio, then hike along Sentiero Rilke, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Duino.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Monfalcone online travel route planner .

Drive from Trieste to Monfalcone in an hour. Traveling from Trieste in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Monfalcone, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Staranzano.

Things to do in Monfalcone

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Duino, Sito Paleontologico Dinosauro Antonio
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Castle of Duino ©
Castle of Duino

1
night
Staranzano

Staranzano
Staranzano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Gorizia in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 30km northwest of Trieste and about 15km southwest of Gorizia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Percorso Isola della Cona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Canzian d’Isonzo, and then explore the striking landscape of Riserva naturale della Foce dell'Isonzo.

Discover how to plan a Staranzano trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Staranzano is just a short distance from Monfalcone. In January, daytime highs in Staranzano are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grado.

Things to do in Staranzano

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Canzian d’Isonzo
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2
nights
Grado

Grado ©
Grado is a town and comune in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located on an island and adjacent peninsula of the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste.Once mainly a fishing center, today it is a popular tourist destination, known commonly as L'Isola del Sole ("The Sunny Island"), also famous because it is also a spa town; together with Marano Lagunare, it is the center of the Marano-Grado Lagoon, which is famous for its uncontaminated nature. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lungomare Nazario Sauro, admire the striking features of Il Battistero di Grado, appreciate the history behind Basilica of Santa Eufemia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then delve into the distant past at I Resti Archeologici Basilica della Corte, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Della Musica Grado. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Grado Golf Club, explore the activities along La laguna di Grado e i suoi Casoni, and then stop by La Brocca Rotta.

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

Grado is very close to Staranzano. January in Grado sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Villesse.

Things to do in Grado

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia
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Basilica of Santa Eufemia ©
Basilica of Santa Eufemia
La Brocca Rotta ©
La Brocca Rotta
Il Battistero di Grado ©
Il Battistero di Grado

1
night
Villesse

Villesse ©
Villesse is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Gorizia in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 40km northwest of Trieste and about 15km southwest of Gorizia. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Villa Pace, browse the different shops at Palmanova Outlet Village, then stop by Tiare Shopping, and finally do a tasting at Agriturismo Tenuta Luisa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Villesse online trip itinerary planner .

Villesse is just a short distance from Grado. In January, daily temperatures in Villesse can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Villesse

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agriturismo Tenuta Luisa, Palmanova Outlet Village, Villa Pace
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Tiare Shopping ©
Tiare Shopping
Agriturismo Tenuta Luisa ©
Agriturismo Tenuta Luisa
Villa Pace ©
Villa Pace

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