10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bologna
1
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Pisa
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mantua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Bologna

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Modena, Rocca di Vignola
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo, don't miss a visit to Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pietrasanta, then steep yourself in history at Park of Villa Reale, then contemplate the long history of Cimitero Ebraico, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Pisa by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Park of Villa Reale, Madonna del Ghisallo, Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, Duomo di Pietrasanta
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Pavia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then make a trip to Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Colleoni, and finally steep yourself in history at Mura Venete.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergamo, Certosa di Pavia
Highlights from your plan
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

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night
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, see the interesting displays at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Sordello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Castello San Giorgio, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casa Del Rigoletto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mantua trip itinerary website .

Drive from Milan to Mantua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Mantua can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Castello San Giorgio ©
Castello San Giorgio
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova
Palazzo Ducale Mantova ©
Palazzo Ducale Mantova

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker site .

Drive from Mantua to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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