26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Turin
— 1 night
3
Genoa
— 2 nights
4
Cagliari
— 1 night
5
Palermo
— 2 nights
6
Catania
— 2 nights
7
Naples
— 4 nights
8
Rome
— 1 night
9
Siena
— 2 nights
10
Florence
— 2 nights
11
Bologna
— 2 nights
12
Venice
— 4 nights

2
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 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, then browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wroclaw in September: high temperatures in Milan hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
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 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then make a trip to Galleria San Federico, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and finally make a trip to Piazza Castello.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in September, you will find days in Turin are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino

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 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Boccadasse, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Genoa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

1
night
Cagliari

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, then ride a horse along Ranch Paky Barroso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari trip planner.

Getting from Genoa to Cagliari by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Genoa in September: highs in Cagliari hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranch Paky Barroso
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Paky Barroso ©
Ranch Paky Barroso
Poetto ©
Poetto
Bastione di Saint Remy ©
Bastione di Saint Remy

2
nights
Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Quattro Canti, then steep yourself in history at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas".

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Palermo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano, then make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Catania road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taormina
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Naples is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Naples takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
night
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 17th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Siena

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 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at San Francesco, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then look for gifts at Cravattificio di Siena, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Siena trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, browse the collection at Accademia di Belle Arti, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online tour planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Podesta, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, then make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. On your second day here, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Poste, step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Re Enzo.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ferrara, Modena
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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