26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Turin
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bolzano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Montepulciano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Rome
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
11
Ravello
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
12
Sorrento
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
13
Naples
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Via Roma and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Egyptian Museum of Turin, step into the grandiose world of Castello e Parco di Masino, and then explore the galleries of Reggia di Venaria Reale.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary builder site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Turin is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Turin is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, things will get much colder in Turin: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reggia di Venaria Reale, Castello e Parco di Masino
Highlights from your plan
Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino

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.
You've now added Il Cenacolo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo and then take a stroll through Brera District.

Make your Milan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in September, you will find days in Milan are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
nights
Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Punta Spartivento. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, then admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally stop by Azalea - Silk of Como.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Varenna tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellagio, Riva Bianca Beach, Castello di Vezio, Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

2
nights
Bolzano

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the 8th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Altopiano del Renon and then hike along Meran Waalrunde. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Kathrein, then examine the collection at Touriseum, and then make a trip to Chiesa di San Nicolo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bolzano itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Varenna to Bolzano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bolzano sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Merano, Sankt Kathrein, Altopiano del Renon
Highlights from your plan
Sankt Kathrein ©
Sankt Kathrein
Touriseum ©
Touriseum

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.
On the 9th (Mon), listen to music at Arena di Verona.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verona holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelier d'Arte La Colonna. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria S.Eufemia.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then get some jogging in at Torre Prendiparte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torre Prendiparte ©
Torre Prendiparte
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Galleria Gagliardi and Comune Di Certaldo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with a short trip to Art Gallery in Tuscany in San Gimignano (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Comune Di Certaldo
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Montepulciano

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 17th (Tue), do a tasting at Tenuta Valdipiatta, view the masterpieces at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, learn about winemaking at Gattavecchi Winery, then do a tasting at De' Ricci, and finally look for gifts at Bottega del Rame.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Montepulciano online road trip planner .

Drive from Florence to Montepulciano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Art Studio di Adelina Quadri
Highlights from your plan
Gattavecchi Winery ©
Gattavecchi Winery
Tenuta Valdipiatta ©
Tenuta Valdipiatta
Bottega del Rame ©
Bottega del Rame

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Giardino del lago and then stroll through Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calypso Beach Village.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, Calypso Beach Village, Giardino del lago
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach ©

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally indulge your taste buds at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello trip maker website .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 24°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent and then stop by Nana' Positano. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, explore the world behind art at Correale di Terranova Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sorrento day trip website .

Traveling by ferry from Ravello to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or drive. September in Sorrento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Monastero di San Paolo
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

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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 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, explore the ancient world of Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and finally shop like a local with Archivio Fotografico Parisio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples vacation builder website .

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Naples in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a subway. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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