5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive
1
Genoa
— 1 day
Train
2
Bologna
— 1 night
Train
3
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
4
Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive

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1
day
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.
On the 31st (Sat), admire the striking features of Palazzi dei Rolli, then admire the striking features of House of Gio Carlo Brignole, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Genoa tour itinerary maker tool.

Milan to Genoa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in October since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium
Aquarium of Genoa
4.1
Museo di Palazzo Reale ©
History Museum
Museo di Palazzo Reale
4.5

1
night
Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bologna, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Verona

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Verona are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Varenna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Piazza delle Erbe ©
World heritage site
Piazza delle Erbe
4.6
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7

2
nights
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. On the 3rd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, examine the collection at Casa dei Presepi, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, then take a memorable tour with Varenna Water Taxi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Varenna vacation planner.

Drive from Verona to Varenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In November, daytime highs in Varenna are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Villa Carlotta ©
Garden
Villa Carlotta
4.7
Villa del Balbianello ©
Architectural Building
Villa del Balbianello
4.8
Villa Monastero ©
Architectural Building
Villa Monastero
4.6

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