12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Basilica of Superga, then explore and take pictures at Juventus Stadium, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, and then take an in-depth tour of Egyptian Museum of Turin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. In October, daytime highs in Turin are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time 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
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Alba

Alba ©
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of La Bollente, make a trip to Chiesa della Maddalena, examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, then do a tasting at Germano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alba itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Alba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Alba, with lows around 37°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Alba

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
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): don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Alba to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alba in November; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cinque Terre in November, plan for little chillier days in Bologna, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©

4
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.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Venice sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. 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
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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