Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report NOW @{1-855:999:8045 HP PRINTER@ wireless ERROR tech support phone number,
  2. 2 Gmail CONTACT ☎ 1:800:540:6830 Gmail Technical Password reset SUPP0RT
  3. 3 Paris Favorites (the 11th & wine regions)
  4. 4 Trip Report Iceland trip report!
  5. 5 How Best to spend 13 days in Italy
  6. 6 Nice to Cinque Terre where to stay.
  7. 7 8 days vacation to Switzerland & Austria
  8. 8 Spain in September/October:a Good Idea?
  9. 9 Paris and Normandy
  10. 10 Buying Train Tickets at Schipol - Machine
  11. 11 Lonely Planet‘s Best in Europe list-your thoughts please
  12. 12 London Hotel - Different Request
  13. 13 anyone stay here? ytri vik cottages
  14. 14 Allocating time in Barcelona - Gaudi tickets
  15. 15 British Airways - Global Entry - TSA precheck
  16. 16 Best area to stay in Dubrovnik
  17. 17 Trip Report London in Winter Report
  18. 18 Santorini Greece - Cooking Lessons
  19. 19 Greek honeymoon: He wants sightseeing, she wants beaches
  20. 20 Airport Transit Visa
  21. 21 Renting a car for France thru BritishAirways.com instead of AutoEurope
  22. 22 Roma...any ideas for exploration?
  23. 23 Solo in Paris and looking for the best neighborhood
  24. 24 Paris advice with kids
  25. 25 Trip Report Anniversary trip to France
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary for a family trip to Italy - Advice appreciated!

Jump to last reply

We're headed to Italy for a family trip in mid-June 2014 and would love to get advice on this itinerary. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 girls, ages 11 & 13. My husband and I have been to Italy a few times and don't have a 'checklist' of must sees. However, we'd like to see Venice since we've only spent a 1/2 day in Venice as broke backpackers in our much younger years. We enjoy the culture and spending vacation time as a family.
We've had 2 other European vacations with our kids (Scandinavia & France) and our girls greatly prefer small towns over big cities. If we love it, maybe we'll return in a few years and head to southern Italy.

I am concerned that this trip might be too long and that we should trim it by 1-3 days. Sometimes it is best to leave longing for more instead of completely fried. I would appreciate any feedback. One other thing - I know we'll have to drive a lot in Tuscany but I prefer to park the car and walk or train as much as possible. Too much driving makes me nutty.

Day 1: Arrive Venice
Day 2: Venice
Day 3: Venice
Day 4: Venice
Day 5: Depart Venice, rent a car and drive to Lake Iseo. Stay at Lake Iseo
Day 6: Lake Iseo
Day 7: Drive to Sestri Levante. Stay in Sestri Levante. Possibly train to Cinque Terre one day.
Day 8: Sestri Levante
Day 9: Sestri Levante
Day 10: Sestri Levante
Days 11-17 - Drive to an agriturismo in Tuscany - meeting up with friends. Must stay one week - no flexibility here.
Day 18: Drive to Florence and drop off car. Spend night in Florence
Day 19: Fly home

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement