12 days in Italy, Lucerne & Igoumenitsa Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Lucerne & Igoumenitsa Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Lucerne & Igoumenitsa Itinerary

Start: Bonn, Germany
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ancona, Italy
— 1 day
ferry:  9 h 30 min
7
Igoumenitsa, Greece
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h 15 min
End: Thessaloniki, Greece

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

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Bonn, Germany to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Como trip planning site .

You can drive from Lucerne to Como in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in July, with highs in Como at 34°C and lows at 21°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Portovenere, then stroll through Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then take a memorable drive along Ponte Thaon di Revel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Spezia journey builder tool .

You can drive from Como to La Spezia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & Duomo di San Gimignano). Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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

Drive from La Spezia to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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day
Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, head outdoors with Mezzavalle, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Caduti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ancona tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Florence to Ancona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Igoumenitsa.

Things to do in Ancona

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano
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Mezzavalle ©
Mezzavalle
Cattedrale San Ciriaco ©
Cattedrale San Ciriaco
Monumento ai Caduti ©
Monumento ai Caduti

1
day
Igoumenitsa, Greece

Igoumenitsa
Igoumenitsa, is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Depranos Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Igoumenitsa journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Ancona to Igoumenitsa with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ancona in July: highs in Igoumenitsa hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Igoumenitsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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