12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Turin
1
Turin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Alba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Bologna
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Turin

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, then catch a live event at Juventus Stadium, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Carlo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turin day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Alba.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

2
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Alba

Alba
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Bollente, make a trip to Chiesa della Maddalena, see the interesting displays at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, then get a taste of local nightlife at Enoteca Germano Angelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alba holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Turin to Alba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alba, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Alba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barolo, La Bollente, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis
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Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Langhe landscapes UNESCO
Cantina Mauro Sebaste ©
Cantina Mauro Sebaste
Chiesa della Maddalena ©
Chiesa della Maddalena

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nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Borgo Antico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, take a stroll around Vernazza, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alba to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alba in November; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Bologna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cinque Terre in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Bologna, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online travel planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Venice are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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