15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Bergamo
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Turin
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
7
Milan
— Few hours
Fly + Train:  13​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan tour planning tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Milan is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Milan is 6 hours. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Bergamo

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Meridiana Monumentale del Palazzo della Ragione. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Cappella Colleoni, then make a trip to Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bergamo trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte, Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte, Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII, Santuario Cornabusa
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Santuario Cornabusa ©
Santuario Cornabusa

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Verona day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Verona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza dei Signori and Centro Storico di Venezia. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme), Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Passeggiata lungo la restera (in Treviso). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Grotte del Caglieron, Castello del Catajo, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Passeggiata lungo la restera
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Popular historic sites such as San Pietro Church and Basilica dei Fieschi are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello Malaspina and Castello Della Pietra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Castle dell'Aquila (in Gragnola), Genoa (Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato & Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello) and Baia di Paraggi (in Paraggi). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Genoa, Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, Basilica dei Fieschi, Castle dell'Aquila, Baia di Paraggi
Highlights from your plan
Castello Malaspina ©
Castello Malaspina
Basilica dei Fieschi ©
Basilica dei Fieschi
Castle dell'Aquila ©
Castle dell'Aquila

3
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri, wander the streets of Via Roma, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Aglie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano, pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, then examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in July: highs in Turin hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castello e Parco di Masino, Castello di Aglie
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Filippo Neri ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Neri
Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino
Castello di Aglie ©
Castello di Aglie

few
hours
Milan

Milan ©
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Milano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turin to Milan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Certosa di Milano ©
Certosa di Milano
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio ©

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