16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  17 h
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Turin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Edmonton

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Basilica Palladiana and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

To see more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in April, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica Palladiana
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musei San Domenico, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bologna day trip website .

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Maranello, Castello Estense, Basilica San Vitale, Musei San Domenico
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Museo della Porziuncola and La Rocca will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio), Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto) and Oratorio San Crescentino (in Morra). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, contemplate the long history of San Damiano, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina.

For traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Assisi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Spoleto, Orvieto, Rocca Paolina, Civita di Bagnoregio, Oratorio San Crescentino
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

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

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 11th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, then learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

For traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples online day trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacra di San Michele, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, then get engrossed in the history at Armeria Reale, and finally see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary site .

Getting from Naples to Turin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Naples in April: high temperatures in Turin hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacra di San Michele, Basilica of Superga, Forte di Bard
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Boccadasse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, and finally see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 14°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare

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