19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Venice
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Verona
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Turin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Campina Grande

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence trip maker tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Florence is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Florence due to the time zone difference. In April, Florence is slightly colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, examine the collection at Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati, then savor the flavors at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bologna online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Modena, Museo Ducati
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Museo Ducati ©
Museo Ducati
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

5
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 some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Battistero del Duomo & Piazza dei Signori). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Tue), experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Porta dei Borsari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Sant'Eufemia.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Verona trip planner .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona

3
nights
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 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Sepolcro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Colleoni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, and finally steep yourself in history at Mura Venete. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, contemplate the long history of Vicolo Privato Lavandai, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip builder tool .

Take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bergamo
Highlights from your plan
Cappella Colleoni ©
Cappella Colleoni
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti and Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Egizio and Castello di Verres. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Castello di Issogne (in Issogne), Il ponte romano di Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin) and Castello e Parco di Masino (in Caravino). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Linea 7 Storica, make a trip to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turin road trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in April: highs in Turin hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello e Parco di Masino, Il ponte romano di Pont-Saint-Martin, Castello di Verres, Castello di Issogne
Highlights from your plan
Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Castello di Issogne ©
Castello di Issogne

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle dell'Aquila and Castello Doria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and Cantine Lunae. Step out of Cinque Terre with an excursion to Castello Malaspina in Fosdinovo--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online route planner .

Getting from Turin to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Castello Malaspina, Cantine Lunae, Castle dell'Aquila
Highlights from your plan
Castle dell'Aquila ©
Castle dell'Aquila
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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