15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rapallo
— 2 nights
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La Spezia
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Castelnuovo del Garda
— 2 nights

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Rapallo

Rapallo ©

Cultural Heart of the Italian Riviera

As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di Sant'Anna. On the next day, make a trip to Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, enjoy the sand and surf at San Michele di Pagana, then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, and finally wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rapallo trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rapallo is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Rapallo at 29°C and lows at 22°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to La Spezia.

Things to do in Rapallo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro ©

2
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La Spezia

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Spezia: Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola), Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Vernazza (in Vernazza). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails, learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Ponte Thaon di Revel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rapallo to La Spezia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Rapallo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in La Spezia, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours ©
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning tool.

Drive from La Spezia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Siena trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 15th (Tue), look and learn at Il Planetario, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Drive from Siena to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

2
nights
Castelnuovo del Garda

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Castelnuovo del Garda: Sirmione (Spa Termale Aquaria & Castello Scaligero) and Mountbaldo (in Malcesine). Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gardaland Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lungolago di Lazise, observe the fascinating underwater world at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium, walk around Parco Giardino Sigurta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zeno.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Castelnuovo del Garda vacation maker.

You can drive from Bologna to Castelnuovo del Garda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Castelnuovo del Garda can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

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