10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  4​h
1
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Modena
— 1 day
train:  1​h
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Florence
— 1 day
train:  1​h
5
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rimini
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Edinburgh

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip itinerary planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Bologna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Bologna is 1 hour. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for much hotter days in Bologna, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

1
day
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, and finally examine the collection at Panini Motor Museum.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Modena trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Bologna to Modena by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, and then look for gifts at Mercato delle Erbe.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bologna road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Modena to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Torre Prendiparte ©
Torre Prendiparte
Mercato delle Erbe ©
Mercato delle Erbe
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palazzo Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo and Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, and finally take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence planning app .

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Grotta Giusti Spa.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bologna day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Spas

Side Trip

Grotta Giusti Spa

1
day
Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
You've now added Italy in Miniature to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo San Giuliano, then see the interesting displays at Italy in Miniature, and then examine the collection at Museo della Marineria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rimini trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Rimini takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Rimini

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo della Marineria
Highlights from your plan
Italy in Miniature ©
Italy in Miniature
Museo della Marineria ©
Museo della Marineria
Borgo San Giuliano ©
Borgo San Giuliano

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Rimini to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Venice on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Grande as well as Ponte di Rialto. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©

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