26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy attractions planner

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Milan
— 2 nights
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Turin
— 1 night
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Verona
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Modena
— 2 nights
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Maranello
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 1 night
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 1 night
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Rome
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Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, make a trip to Piazza Gae Aulenti, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan itinerary builder.

Manama, Bahrain to Milan is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Milan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Milan is colder than Manama - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Turin

— 1 night

City of Magic

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 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

Plan trip to Turin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in September: highs in Turin hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Verona

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then wander the streets of Via Mazzini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Verona driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turin to Verona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Verona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning app.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, steep yourself in history at Casa Ezzelino, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice attractions website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Modena

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at 4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, enjoy breathtaking views from Ghirlandina, then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Mercato Albinelli, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, and finally explore the world behind art at "La Galleria. Collezione e Archivio Storico" di BPER Banca.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Modena itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Modena, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maranello.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Maranello

— 3 nights
Maranello is a town and comune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 17,165 as of 2013. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, make a trip to Palazzo Ducale Piano Primo, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally make a trip to I Love Maranello. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Barozzi, step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Cavallino rampante, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Salse di Nirano.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maranello day trip app.

Maranello is just a stone's throw from Modena. In September, daily temperatures in Maranello can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Maranello

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

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 (Mon): steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Sampieri Talon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then don't miss a visit to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Naselli-Crispi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, then make a trip to Piazzetta Sant'Anna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral.

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

You can drive from Maranello to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Bologna sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro Somaldi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Leopoldo II d'Asburgo-Lorena.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Pisa driving holiday site.

Take a train from Bologna to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally walk around Mount Subasio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and finally get a dose of the wild on Wild Foods Italy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Lupanar, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples online attractions planner.

Drive from Assisi to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in September, Naples is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo dell'Ara Pacis, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Galleria Campari, then find something for the whole family at Leolandia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, stop by Fragio Gioielli, then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.