12 days in Florence, Bologna & Trento Itinerary

12 days in Florence, Bologna & Trento Itinerary

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Florence
— 4 nights
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Bologna
— 4 nights
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Trento
— 3 nights
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Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

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London, UK to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Florence is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Bologna

— 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello Estense and Palazzo dei Diamanti. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Museo Ducati. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Modena (Piazza Grande & MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari) and Le Mura di Ferrara (in Ferrara). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and get some jogging in at Torre Prendiparte.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Trento

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Step out of the city life by going to Parco Grotta Cascata Varone and Road of 52 Tunnels. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Duomo and Santuario di San Romedio. Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Castel Thun (in Ton), Torre di San Martino della Battaglia (in San Martino della Battaglia) and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and fly down the slopes at Maestri Sci e Snowboard Cristallo.

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Getting from Bologna to Trento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Trento sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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