15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  14​h
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 30​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Turin
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
7
Milan
— Few hours
Fly + Train:  14​h
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip app .

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. Traveling from Philadelphia to Milan, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Meridiana Monumentale del Palazzo della Ragione. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mura Venete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Colleoni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergamo planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Bergamo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bergamo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive 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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, pause for some serene contemplation 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 wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bergamo to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Grotte del Caglieron. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza dei Signori and Centro Storico di Venezia. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme), Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice attractions planner .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Pietro Church and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello Malaspina and Castle dell'Aquila. Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato (in Genoa), Basilica dei Fieschi (in Cogorno) and Castello Della Pietra (in Vobbia). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Paraggi, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip maker website .

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Roma, then 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. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Carignano, pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, make a trip to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turin trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Milano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan holiday maker app .

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in July: highs in Milan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. 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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